Lactotransferrin, Lactoferrin, Growth-inhibiting protein 12, Talalactoferrin, LTF, GIG12, LF, HLF2, Neutrophil Lactoferrin.
Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein that belongs to the transferrin family of iron binding proteins. It is found in human breast milk as well as most epithelial surface secretions including tears, nasogastric, saliva, and bronchial. Lactoferrin binds 2 molecules of iron with very high affinity. Lactoferrin inhibits bacterial growth by withholding iron, its N-terminal region is an antimicrobial peptide. Lactotransferrin acts synergistically with lysozyme to potentiate the activity of both proteins. The multifunctional protein lactoferrin has many physiological possible roles. It is often referred to as an innate defense protein and frequently serves as the first line of defense in protection against pathogens. It has been shown to have the ability to bind iron, it is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, it is an antioxidant and it also has immunomodulatory properties. It has many beneficial properties, which make it a good candidate for a number of product applications. Considerable research is currently going on to explain the various suggested biological functions of lactoferrin.
Recombinant Human Apo Lactoferrin produced in Plant is a glycosylated mature polypeptide sequence having an approximate molecular mass of 80 kDa.
The Human Apo Lactoferrin is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Pink lyophilized powder.
The Human Apo lactoferrin was lyophilized with no additives.
Recombinant Apo Lactoferrin although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored 2-8°C.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized LTF Apo Human in sterile water at 10mg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Greater than 95% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
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