Project

Protective gastro-intestinal effects of milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) proteins

Duration
01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
helicobacter pylori milk fat globule membrane Giardia instestinalis bioactive proteins campylobacter jejuni
 
Project description

The milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) is a rich source of bioactive proteins that may have potential for use as bio-active ingredient in both the food and the feed industry. In this research project, proteins from the MFGM will be isolated, characterised and evaluated for their activity against gastro-intestinal pathogens, more in particular the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni and the protozoan Giardia intestinalis.