iron-binding protein

iron-binding protein

[′ī·ərn ‚bīnd·iŋ ′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
A serum protein, such as hemoglobin, for the transport of iron ions.
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Lactoferrin is a naturally occurring iron-binding protein found in milk and is in high demand, particularly in Asia, for a wide range of nutritional applications from infant formula through to health foods and yoghurts.
Washington, May 1 ( ANI ): Researchers have shed light on the several health benefits associated with lactoferrin, an important iron-binding protein.
The foregoing antioxidant scheme has been adequately explained for the iron-binding protein ferritin.
O'Brien notes, "In addition to lysozyme and immunoglobulins, an adequate level of lactoferrin, the iron-binding protein in tears, is vital for the prevention of corneal infections.
The molecule, an iron-binding protein called lactoferrin, could form the basis of a new treatment for osteoporosis, says study leader Jillian Cornish of the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
A previously little-understood iron-binding protein, ovotransferrin (OTF), is abundant in poultry blood and eggs.
Lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein found in milk, is a powerful MBA.
Most important is it contains anti-bodies and iron-binding protein that protects a baby.
It is a multi-functional iron-binding protein that displays a number of unique characteristics that lend it to the development of commercially valuable products.
Lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein, helps babies absorb more iron from their food when it is added to infant formula.
Since the structure of Dps resembles that of an iron-binding protein called ferritin, the scientists suggested that the Dps complex sequesters iron within it, preventing the metal from helping to produce DNA-damaging free radicals.
Meanwhile, lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein in milk, inhibits the growth of bacteria that have high-iron requirements, such as coliforms.