Family

Kappa casein (IPR000117)

Short name: Casein_kappa

Family relationships

None.

Description

Kappa-casein is a mammalian milk protein involved in a number of important physiological processes [PMID: 9409842]. In the gut, the ingested protein is split into an insoluble peptide (para kappa-casein) and a soluble hydrophilic glycopeptide (caseinomacropeptide). Caseinomacropeptide is responsible for increased efficiency of digestion, prevention of neonate hypersensitivity to ingested proteins, and inhibition of gastric pathogens.

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

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