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Casein doesn't have (or it is very limited) secondary or tertiary structure, rather it is linked exclusively via covalent interactions in its calcium-phosphate micelle structure. Thus, heating the milk to such temperature is insufficient to break the micelles apart and consequently the casein molecules will not denature (at a moderately high temperature of 80 degrees, such as pasteurization.

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