lactoferrin

Definition / meaning of lactoferrin

A protein that is found in milk, tears, mucus, bile, and some white blood cells and is being studied in the treatment and prevention of cancer. It is involved in fighting against infection and inflammation and it acts as an antioxidant.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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