Diagnostic Automation, Inc. Bovine milk belongs to the most important allergenic food ingredients especially for children. Already very low amounts of bovine milk can cause allergic reactions, which may lead to anaphylactic shock in severe cases.
Beta-Lactoglobulin is the major whey protein in ruminants and pigs but it is not found in the milk of many other species. Milk from humans appears to be devoid of Beta Lactoglobulin. No function has definitely been ascribed to this protein. The ability of Beta-Lactoglobulin to bind retinol, fatty acids
and other hydrophobic substances suggest the biological function of this protein could be the transport of these substances to the newborn. Human infants can develop an allergenic response to cow milk proteins. Beta-Lactoglobulin is the primary antigenic component that stimulates the immune hypersensitivity response in the infant.
Symptoms are similar to lactose intolerance.
The Diagnostic Automation Milk Residue ELISA test kit is a rapid and reliable test, which significantly reduces the time required to screen food products for the presence of Beta-Lactoglobulin.