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Alpha lactalbumin and beta-lactoglobulin are the major proteins found in whey protein. Whey protein is a mixture of the proteins found in milk. Cow's milk is one of the first foreign proteins infants are exposed to and is one of the most common food allergens. IgE antibodies to alpha lactalbumin and beta lactoglobulin are found in most patients allergic to milk. Information from Medscape General Medicine 1(1),1999. "Mechanisms of Food Allergy," Burks AW and James, J. (accessed 2007 07 09). Copyright Copyright © 1994-2008 by Medscape. This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties. Source: Medscape Today

a-lactalbumin (Alpha-lactalbumin) (ALA) is one of the major allergens in Cow's milk and represents about 25% of Lactoserum (Whey) proteins and approximately 5% of Cow's milk protein. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Lactalbumin alpha
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 乳白蛋白 alpha
fr-CA French (Canada) Alpha-lactalbumine
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Alfalaktalbumiin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Alfa Lactoalbúmina
it-IT Italian (Italy) Lattoalbumina alfa
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Laktalbumin alfa
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Лактальбумин альфа
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) lactalbumine-alfa
fr-BE French (Belgium) Alpha-lactalbumine