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Dictionary of Allergies .. Beta-lactoglobulin (BLG),

Milk whey proteins contain major components of alpha-lactalbumin (alphaLA) and beta-lactoglobulin (betaLG), and a minor component of lactoferrin (LF)[ 1]. BLG is a globulin found in human milk. The major allergens are caseins and beta-lactoglobulin, but allergies to other minor proteins (immunoglobulins, bovine serum albumin) have also been reported [2]]. There are reports of allergy due to beta-lactalbumin and antibodies to it have been demonstrated using allergodiscs f77. (See milk). BLG is probably the major cow milk antigen (See milk).


1. Restani P, Ballabio C, Di Lorenzo C, Tripodi S, Fiocchi A. Molecular aspects of milk allergens and their role in clinical events. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2009 Jul 5.

2. Yamaguchi M, Yoshida K, Uchida M. Novel functions of bovine milk-derived alpha-lactalbumin: anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity caused by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 and phospholipase A2. Biol Pharm Bull.2009 Mar;32(3):366-71.

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