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.
The Human Lactoferrin produced from Human breast milk has a molecular mass of 76.165kDa (calculated without glycosylation) containing 691 amino acid residues.
Human breast milk.
Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
LTF protein filtered (0.4µm) and lyophilized in 0.5 mg/ml in 0.05M phosphate buffer and 0.075M NaCl, pH 7.4.
It is recommended to add deionized water to prepare a working stock solution of approximately 0.5 mg/ml and let the lyophilized pellet dissolve completely. Product is not sterile! Please filter the product by an appropriate sterile filter before using it in the cell culture.
Store lyophilized protein at -20°C. Aliquot the product after reconstitution to avoid repeated freezing/thawing cycles. Reconstituted protein can be stored at 4°C for a limited period of time; it does not show any change after two weeks at 4°C.
Amino acid sequence
GRRRSVQWCA VSQPEATKCF QWQRNMRKVR GPPVSCIKRD SPIQCIQAIA ENRADAVTLD GGFIYEAGLA PYKLRPVAAE VYGTERQPRT HYYAVAVVKK GGSFQLNELQ GLKSCHTGLR RTAGWNVPIG TLRPFLNWTG PPEPIEAAVA RFFSASCVPG ADKGQFPNLC RLCAGTGENK CAFSSQEPYF SYSGAFKCLR DGAGDVAFIR ESTVFEDLSD EAERDEYELL CPDNTRKPVD KFKDCHLARV PSHAVVARSV NGKEDAIWNL LRQAQEKFGK DKSPKFQLFG SPSGQKDLLF KDSAIGFSRV PPRIDSGLYL GSGYFTAIQN LRKSEEEVAA RRARVVWCAV GEQELRKCNQ WSGLSEGSVT CSSASTTEDC IALVLKGEAD AMSLDGGYVY TAGKCGLVPV LAENYKSQQS SDPDPNCVDR PVEGYLAVAV VRRSDTSLTW NSVKGKKSCH TAVDRTAGWN IPMGLLFNQT GSCKFDEYFS QSCAPGSDPR SNLCALCIGD EQGENKCVPN SNERYYGYTG AFRCLAENAG DVAFVKDVTV LQNTDGNNNE AWAKDLKLAD FALLCLDGKR KPVTEARSCH LAMAPNHAVV SRMDKVERLK QVLLHQQAKF GRNGSDCPDK FCLFQSETKN LLFNDNTECL ARLHGKTTYE KYLGPQYVAG ITNLKKCSTS PLLEACEFLR K.
Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
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