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. 2004.

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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 — /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 — 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 …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 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

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