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


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • What made this approach feasible was a private company's invention of a method to produce human lactoferrin and lysozyme in gene-spliced rice, a process dubbed "biopharming."

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  • As lactoferrin makes up less than 0.1 percent in the final baby formula products, melamine did not show up when 19 baby formula products were tested.

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  • Compared breast milk, cow's milk has a lower level of signifactly lysozyme and lactoferrin, so that the industry is a growing interest in adding these in children formulas.

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  • Your colostrum will also be higher in anti-infective properties like immunoglobulin A IgA, lysozyme, and lactoferrin to protect your preemie from bacterial or viral infection.

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  • Lactalbumin has been shown to fight against the bacteria that causes pneumonia, while lactoferrin keeps both bacteria and viruses from growing.

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  • The outputs are human proteins — lactoferrin and lysozyme — normally found in breast milk and other secretions, such as tears... read more

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  • Prodarsan® is in early stage clinical development for Cockayne Syndrome and lactoferrin for use in food products.

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