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Lactoferrin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lactoferrin
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.277.656.300.760.471
D08.811.277.656.959.350.471
D12.776.157.427.750.249
D12.776.256.159.750.816.500.507
D12.776.377.457.507
D12.776.395.507
D12.776.556.579.750.249
Unique ID
D007781
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007781
Scope Note
An iron-binding protein that was originally characterized as a milk protein. It is widely distributed in secretory fluids and is found in the neutrophilic granules of LEUKOCYTES. The N-terminal part of lactoferrin possesses a serine protease which functions to inactivate the TYPE III SECRETION SYSTEM used by bacteria to export virulence proteins for host cell invasion.
Entry Term(s)
Lactotransferrin
Pharm Action
Anti-Infective Agents
Registry Number
EC 3.4.21.-
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under LACTOGLOBULINS 1973-90
History Note
91(73); was see under LACTOGLOBULINS 1973-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/07/08
Lactoferrin Preferred
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