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  • Diagram of Casein micelles and submicelles.
    Rights: Acknowledgement: Foundation, Wageningen University Published 11 April 2012 Size: 26 KB Referencing Hub media

    Scientists propose that casein micelles consist of a complex of submicelles. The calcium phosphate and hydrophobic interactions between submicelles contribute to the stability of the micelle. Kappa casein around the outside stabilises the micelles against aggregation.

    A: submicelle
    B: protruding chain
    C: calcium phosphate
    D: kappa casein
    E: phosphate group

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