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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. Associated Data Data Availability Statement Go to: Abstract 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...

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