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Definition of "lactoferrin" [lactoferrin]

  • A globular multifunctional protein with antimicrobial activity, found in milk and many mucosal secretions such as tears and saliva. (noun)

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Use "lactoferrin" in a sentence
  • "It may come as a surprise but a milk protein called lactoferrin has actually been found to help reduce the development of bacteria responsible for many skin impurities and can help prevent blemishes and spots forming due to its antimicrobial effect."
  • "Lysosyme works with lactoferrin to attack the cell walls of some bacteria."
  • "It consists of adding two human proteins, lactoferrin and lysozyme, which are produced inexpensively in genetically modified (GM) rice plants, to rice-based oral rehydration solution."