Ovomucin is responsible for the gel properties of fresh egg white and is believed to be involved in egg white thinning. Ovomucin is composed of two subunits:
1. α-ovomucin - carbohydrate-poor with a molecular mass of 254kDa
2. β-ovomucin - carbohydrate-rich with a molecular mass of 400-610kDa
Ovomucin has nine disulfide bonds.
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