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Table 1 Characteristics of the three cow’s milk allergens: BLG, ALA and β -casein

From: The impact of structural integrity and route of administration on the antibody specificity against three cow’s milk allergens - a study in Brown Norway rats

Source Allergena Amount in cow’s milk (%)b Size (kDa)a,b Cysteinsb Disulfide bondsb Stability to digestionc Importance of the allergena,b
Whey BLG (Bos d 5) 10 18.3 5 2 Yes Major
ALA (Bos d 4) 5 14.2 8 4 No Major
Caseins β-casein (Bos d 11) 28 23.6 0 0 No Major
  1. a,[19], b[15], c[18].