Definition of Lactoferrin

1. Noun. A globular multifunctional protein with antimicrobial activity, found in milk and many mucosal secretions such as tears and saliva. ¹



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Medical Definition of Lactoferrin

1. Iron binding protein of very high affinity (Kd 10exp 19 at pH 6.4, 26 fold greater than that of transferrin) found in milk and in the specific granules of neutrophil leucocytes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactoferrin

lactobacillus acidophilus
lactobutyrometer
lactobutyrometers
lactocele
lactochrome
lactococcal lysine aminopeptidase
lactococci
lactococcus
lactococcus lactis
lactocrit
lactodensimeter
lactodensimeters
lactoferricin
lactoferrin (current term)
lactoferrins
lactoflavin
lactogen
lactogenesis
lactogenic
lactogenic factor
lactogenic hormone
lactoglobulin
lactoglobulins
lactol
lactols
lactolysis
lactometer
lactometers

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