Agent Name

Lactoferrin

CAS Number

339615-76-8

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Lactoferrin (recombinant human); Recombinant human lactoferrin; Lactoferrin (human); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Proteins

Sources/Uses

"Lactoferrin (LF), also known as lactotransferrin (LTF), is a multifunctional protein of the transferrin family. Lactoferrin is a globular glycoprotein with a molecular mass of about 80 kDa that is widely represented in various secretory fluids, such as milk, saliva, tears, and nasal secretions." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes increased humoral immune response and effects on plasma proteins not involving coagulation in 7-day intermittent intraperitoneal studies of mice; [RTECS]

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