The properties of the paracasein and casein preparations studied are compared in Table VI.

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I. Casein retains its characteristic solubility in NaOH: (1) after being exposed to a high degree of alkalinity during its preparation, (2) when recovered from partially hydrolyzed solutions in NaOH, and (3) after being kept for a prolonged time at the isoelectric point at 5°C.

II. It follows from I, that: (1) paracasein is not identical to casein modified by an excess of alkali, and that (2) this protein was not produced from casein by a partial hydrolysis of the latter in presence of NaOH.

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