Definition of lactoferrin in English:

lactoferrin

Syllabification: lac·to·fer·rin
Pronunciation: /ˌlaktōˈferin, -tə-
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A protein present in milk and other secretions, with bactericidal and iron-binding properties.
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    • Furthermore, research on preneoplastic colonic mucosa of UC patients has demonstrated immunoreactivity to the major iron-binding proteins, lactoferrin, transferrin, and ferritin.
    • The components of whey include beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, bovine serum albumin, lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, lactoperoxidase enzymes, glycomacropeptides, lactose, and minerals.
    • A month before, another study showed - for the first time ever that a milk protein known as lactoferrin appears to cause rapid bone growth.

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