Challenges and opportunities of bovine milk analysis by mass spectrometry

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Bovine milk and its products (e.g. cheese, yoghurt) are an important part of human diet with beneficial effects for all ages. Although analyses of different milk components (e.g. proteins, lipids) pose huge challenges, the use of mass spectrometric (MS)-based techniques is steadily improving our understanding of the complexity of the biological traits that effect milk yield and its components to meet the global demand arising from population growth. In addition, different milk constituents have various applications in veterinary research and medicine, including early disease diagnosis. The aim of the review is to present an overview of the progress made in MS-based analysis of milk, and suggest a multi-pronged MS strategy to better explore different milk components for translational and clinical utilities.




Verma, A., & Ambatipudi, K. (2016, April 19). Challenges and opportunities of bovine milk analysis by mass spectrometry. Clinical Proteomics. BioMed Central Ltd.

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