Heat Stability of the Bile Salt-Stimulated Lipase in Human Milk Fortified with Sodium Taurocholate1 Academic Article uri icon


  • Time-temperature relationships for heat-inactivation of the bile salt-stimulated lipase activity were compared in whole human milk and in the same product fortified to 9 mM/ml with sodium taurocholate. Heat treatments were varied from 45 to 70°C for times ranging from 15s to 40 min. Enzyme activity was more heat stable in human milk fortified with taurocholate than in control samples. The temperature required for the onset of heat inactivation at 30-min holding time was increased from 45°C for control samples to 60°C following addition of taurocholate. A temperature differential of approximately 12°C was required in the fortified milks to produce inactivation equivalent to that observed in the control milks over the heating range studied.

author list (cited authors)

  • PAN, H. L., DILL, C. W., ALFORD, E. S., DILL, S. L., BAILEY, C. A., RICHTER, R. L., & GARZA, C.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • April 1988