Lactoferrin — an endogenous regulator of the protective functions of the organism

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Lactoferrin — multifunctional glycoprotein of the transferrin family with a molecular mass of about 80 kDa. The review presents data on the physicochemical properties and localization of the protein, on antimicrobial properties, antitumor and anti-inflammatory effects, participation in neuroendocrinoimmune interactions, and on possible mechanisms for the realization of its functional manifestations.


Galina M. Aleshina

Institute of Experimental Medicine

Author for correspondence.
Email: aleshina.gm@iemspb.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2886-7389

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

канд. биол. наук, доцент, ведущий научный сотрудник

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1. Fig. 1. Ribbon diagram of human lactoferrin. The N-lobe is on the left, with its bound Fe3+ and CO32– ions (shown as spherical atoms, indicated by arrows) in the cleft between the two domains, N1 and N2. Similarly, for the C-lobe (right) the C1 and C2 domains with the Fe3+ and CO32– ions in between. The two lobes are joined by a three-turn helix [19] View (110KB) Indexing metadata

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