Lactoferrin and host defence: an overview of its immuno-modulating and anti-inflammatory properties

@article{Legrand2004LactoferrinAH,
  title={Lactoferrin and host defence: an overview of its immuno-modulating and anti-inflammatory properties},
  author={Dominique Legrand and Elisabeth Elass and Annick Pierce and Jo{\"e}l Mazurier},
  journal={Biometals},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={225-229}
}
Lactoferrin is a member of the transferrin family of iron-binding glycoproteins that is abundantly expressed and secreted from glandular epithelial cells. In secretions, such as milk and fluids of the intestinal tract, lactoferrin is an important component of the first line of host defence. During the inflammatory process, lactoferrin, a prominent component of the secondary granules of neutrophils (PMNs), is released in infected tissues and in blood and then it is rapidly cleared by the liver… CONTINUE READING

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