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Front Immunol. 2020; 11: 1221. Published online 2020 May 28. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01221 PMCID: PMC7271924 PMID: 32574271 The Biology of Lactoferrin, an Iron-Binding Protein That Can Help Defend Against Viruses and Bacteria Douglas B. Kell,1,2,3,*† Eugene L. Heyden,4 and Etheresia Pretorius3,*† Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Lactoferrin is a nutrient classically found in mammalian milk. It binds iron and is transferred via a variety of receptors into and between cells, serum, bile, and cerebrospinal fluid. It has important immunological properties, and is both antibacterial and antiviral. In particular, there is evidence that it can bind to at least some...

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