Inhibition of lipid peroxidation by the iron-binding protein lactoferrin.

  title={Inhibition of lipid peroxidation by the iron-binding protein lactoferrin.},
  author={John M C Gutteridge and Suzanne Paterson and Anthony W Segal and Barry Halliwell},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={199 1},
Lactoferrin containing physiological amounts of iron is an inhibitor of lipid peroxidation induced by iron(III) salts and ascorbic acid. It might therefore help to protect neutrophils, inflammatory foci and secretions from metal-ion-dependent oxidative damage. 

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