DefinitionLactoferricin is a cationic peptide that is generated by the acid-pepsin hydrolysis of mammalian lactoferrin present in the secretory granules of neutrophils (polymorphonuclear leukocytes) as well as in exocrine secretions, including milk, tears, and saliva. Interestingly, substantial quantities of lactoferricin are generated in the stomach following the ingestion of lactoferrin-containing milk. Lactoferricin possesses potent antimicrobial, antiviral, immunomodulatory, and antitumor activities. In t…
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