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Group of proteins isolated from milk. _s and _ caseins are amphipathic polypeptides of around 200 amino acids with substantial hydrophobic C terminal domains that associate to give micellar polymers in divalent cation rich medium. _ casein is a glycoprotein rather different from _ and _ casein.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)