The antimicrobial activity of lactoferrin: Current status and perspectives

  title={The antimicrobial activity of lactoferrin: Current status and perspectives},
  author={Nicola Orsi},
Lactoferrin (Lf) is a multifunctional iron glycoprotein which is known to exert a broad-spectrum primary defense activity against bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. Its iron sequestering property is at the basis of the bacteriostatic effect, which can be counteracted by bacterial pathogens by two mechanisms: the production of siderophores which bind ferric ion with high affinity and transport it into cells, or the expression of specific receptors capable of removing the iron directly from… CONTINUE READING
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