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lactoferrin Line breaks: lacto|fer¦rin
Pronunciation: /ˌlaktəʊˈfɛrɪn/

Definition of lactoferrin in English:


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A protein present in milk and other secretions, with bactericidal and iron-binding properties.
Example sentences
  • 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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