- A protein that is found in milk, tears, mucus, bile, and some white blood cells and is being studied in the treatment and prevention of cancer. It is involved in fighting against infection and inflammation and it acts as an antioxidant.
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Lactoferrin — (LF), also known as lactotransferrin (LTF), is a globular multifunctional protein with antimicrobial activity (bacteriocide, fungicide) and is part of the innate defense, mainly at mucoses. Lactoferrin is found in milk and many mucosal secretions … Wikipedia
Lactoferrin — Bändermodell nach PDB … Deutsch Wikipedia
lactoferrin — Iron binding protein of very high affinity (Kd 10 19 at pH 6.4, 26 fold greater than that of transferrin) found in milk and in the specific granules of neutrophil leucocytes … Dictionary of molecular biology
lactoferrin — /lak teuh fer in/, n. Biochem. a glycoprotein present in milk, esp. human milk, and supplying iron to suckling infants. [1970 75; LACTO + FERR(I) + IN2] * * * … Universalium
lactoferrin — noun A globular multifunctional protein with antimicrobial activity, found in milk and many mucosal secretions such as tears and saliva. Syn: lactotransferrin … Wiktionary
lactoferrin — A transferrin found in the milk of several mammalian species and thought to be involved in the transport of iron to erythrocytes; relatively high concentrations are found in human milk. * * * lac·to·fer·rin .lak tō fer ən n a red iron binding… … Medical dictionary
Lactoferrin — Lac|to|fer|rin [Kurzw. aus ↑ Lact u. ↑ Transferrin] Syn.: Lactotransferrin: in Säugetiermilch u. tränenfl. vorkommendes, Eisen u. a. Metalle bindendes Protein (↑ Siderophor) … Universal-Lexikon
lactoferrin — /lak teuh fer in/, n. Biochem. a glycoprotein present in milk, esp. human milk, and supplying iron to suckling infants. [1970 75; LACTO + FERR(I) + IN2] … Useful english dictionary
LFN — lactoferrin … Medical dictionary
LFN — • lactoferrin … Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations