Lactoferrin and cyclic lactoferricin inhibit the entry of human cytomegalovirus into human fibroblasts.

@article{Andersen2001LactoferrinAC,
  title={Lactoferrin and cyclic lactoferricin inhibit the entry of human cytomegalovirus into human fibroblasts.},
  author={Jeanette Hammer Andersen and Svein Are Osbakk and Lars H Vorland and Terje Ingemar Traavik and Tore Jarl Gutteberg},
  journal={Antiviral research},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={141-9}
}
Lactoferrin is mainly produced by polymorphonuclear leukocytes and has been demonstrated in mammalian milk and external secretions. Lactoferrin is an iron-binding, multifunctional protein and may play an important role in immune regulation and in defense mechanisms against bacteria, fungi and viruses. Lactoferricin is a potent antimicrobial peptide generated from the N-terminal part of lactoferrin by pepsin cleavage. We demonstrate that lactoferrins from different species and its N-terminal… CONTINUE READING

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