Medycyna Wet. 64 (4), 404-408, 2008
Muszyńska M., Szatkowska I., Dybus A., Jędrzejczak M.
Structure, properties and potential function of butyrophilin
The article reviews the main milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) protein, butyrophilin. Butyrophilin is an acidic, transmembrane glycoprotein which reveals the general receptor structure. Its unique location within the cell, the domain structure of the protein and site-specific expression occurring only during lactation indicate that butyrophilin protein is of great importance in milk lipid secretion process.
Keywords: butyrophilin, milk fat secretion