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rennin

(Science: enzyme) A proteolytic enzyme that isused to curdle milk to make cheese.

Rennin is typically used in the form of rennet, a commercial preparation taken from the abomasum of young calves, but because the demand for rennin is so great, the cheese industry is increasingly turning to rennin-producing microbes such as mucor miehei and Mucor pusillus.


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Rennin and New born babies.

I don't know if there's a gaping hole in my knowledge of biology, but I always thought humans do not produce rennin. Or are we talking about animals now? Some animals, such as the cow, produce it - rennin used to be extracted from the stomach of the calves for commercial use ...

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by biohazard
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:44 am
 
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Rennin and New born babies.

What effect would the absence of rennin have on a newborn baby? Name the disease it will be likely to suffer from and why. So, far I only know that rennin is made in the stomach and is used to clot milk. My research isn't giving me much either. ...

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by dolphin23
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:21 pm
 
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Re: AS OCR Biology Planning Exercise 2008

... of calcium ions has on the rate of coagulation of milk' your planning must be based on the assumption that you are provided with the following: - rennin solution - milk - a solution of sodium citrate - 1.0 mol dm-3 calcium chloride solution - school or college laboratory resources what is the ...

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by mariam123
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:08 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AS OCR Biology Planning Exercise 2008
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How is milk digested?

... part of digestion of milk. Lactose is digested to glucose and galactose by lactase enzymes. Whereas the dissolved milk is first coagulated by rennin. The coagulated protein is known as caesinogen. Then, caesinogen is further digested to polypeptides by pepsin enzymes found in the gastric juice ...

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by wheel
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:20 pm
 
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Topic: How is milk digested?
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New-born mammals

... in my mind. The product of milk digestion is lactose, which needs lactase but that's not the idea. Well, enzyme to deal with casein is chymosin/rennin. Sorry :oops:

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:28 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: New-born mammals
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