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The molecular weight is 14176 Da, and the isoelectric point is between 4.2 and 4.5. One of the main structural differences with beta-lactoglobulin is that it does not have any free thiol group that can serve as the starting point for a covalent aggregation reaction. As a result, pure α-lactoglobulin will not form gels upon denaturation and acidification.
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