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Lactoferrin: A Glycoprotein Involved in Immunomodulation, Anticancer, and Antimicrobial Processes

Laboratorio de Biotecnología I, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Circuito Universitario s/n Campus Universitario 2, Chihuahua C.P. 31125, Mexico
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Molecules 2021, 26(1), 205; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010205
Received: 9 October 2020 / Revised: 2 November 2020 / Accepted: 12 November 2020 / Published: 3 January 2021
Lactoferrin is an iron binding glycoprotein with multiple roles in the body. Its participation in apoptotic processes in cancer cells, its ability to modulate various reactions of the immune system, and its activity against a broad spectrum of pathogenic microorganisms, including respiratory viruses, have made it a protein of broad interest in pharmaceutical and food research and industry. In this review, we have focused on describing the most important functions of lactoferrin and the possible mechanisms of action that lead to its function. View Full-Text
Keywords: lactoferrin; immune system; anti-cancer activity; antibacterial activity lactoferrin; immune system; anti-cancer activity; antibacterial activity
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Rascón-Cruz, Q.; Espinoza-Sánchez, E.A.; Siqueiros-Cendón, T.S.; Nakamura-Bencomo, S.I.; Arévalo-Gallegos, S.; Iglesias-Figueroa, B.F. Lactoferrin: A Glycoprotein Involved in Immunomodulation, Anticancer, and Antimicrobial Processes. Molecules 2021, 26, 205. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010205

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Rascón-Cruz Q, Espinoza-Sánchez EA, Siqueiros-Cendón TS, Nakamura-Bencomo SI, Arévalo-Gallegos S, Iglesias-Figueroa BF. Lactoferrin: A Glycoprotein Involved in Immunomodulation, Anticancer, and Antimicrobial Processes. Molecules. 2021; 26(1):205. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010205

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Rascón-Cruz, Quintín, Edward A. Espinoza-Sánchez, Tania S. Siqueiros-Cendón, Sayuri I. Nakamura-Bencomo, Sigifredo Arévalo-Gallegos, and Blanca F. Iglesias-Figueroa 2021. "Lactoferrin: A Glycoprotein Involved in Immunomodulation, Anticancer, and Antimicrobial Processes" Molecules 26, no. 1: 205. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010205

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