Author(s): Arnold RR, Cole MF, McGhee JR
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Abstract Streptococcus mutans and Vibrio cholerae, but not Escherichia coli, were killed by incubation with purified human apolactoferrin. Concentrations of lactoferrin below that necessary for total inhibition resulted in a marked reduction in viable colony-forming units. This bactericidal effect was contingent upon the metal-chelating properties of the lactoferrin molecule.
This article was published in Science
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics