Interactions and Biological Functions

  • T. William Hutchens
  • Bo Lönnerdal

Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Lactoferrin Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Rick Faber, Bryan F. Anderson, Heather M. Baker, Tony Bland, Catherine L. Day, Hale Nicholson et al.
      Pages 25-38
    3. Tai-Tung Yip, T. William Hutchens
      Pages 39-58
  3. Lactoferrin Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Hans-Martin Seyfert, Uta Klußmann, Uta Maria Steinhoff, Jens Vanselow, Dirk Koczan, Gerd Hobom
      Pages 61-79
    3. Floyd L. Schanbacher, Surapon Pattanajitvilai, Margaret C. Neville
      Pages 81-95
    4. John W. Tweedie, Edward N. Baker, Catherine L. Day, Bhavwanti Sheth, H. Hale Nicholson
      Pages 97-110
    5. Dominique Legrand, Valérie Salmon, Bernadette Coddeville, Monique Benaïssa, Yves Plancke, Geneviève Spik
      Pages 111-117
    6. Béatrice Leveugle, Geneviève Spik, Daniel P. Perl, Constantin Bouras, Howard M. Fillit, Patrick R. Hof
      Pages 119-124
    7. Annick Pierce, Hector Escriva, Bernadette Coddeville, Monique Benaïssa, Didier Leger, Geneviève Spik et al.
      Pages 125-134
    8. Christina T. Teng, Nengyu Yang
      Pages 135-153
    9. Pauline P. Ward, Christopher S. Piddington, Grainne Cunningham, Xiaodong Zhou, Roger D. Wyatt, Orla M. Conneely
      Pages 155-176
    10. Edward N. Baker, Bryan F. Anderson, Heather M. Baker, H. Rick Faber, Clyde A. Smith, Andrew J. Sutherland-Smith
      Pages 177-191
    11. Bao Yuan Bi, Elisabeth Elass, Dominique Legrand, Florence Deplace, Geneviève Spik, Joël Mazurier
      Pages 193-209
    12. Bradley E. Britigan, Troy S. Lewis, Oyebode Olakanmi, Michael L. McCormick, Rachel A. Miller
      Pages 211-232
    13. Jeremy H. Brock, Abdelhakim Djeha
      Pages 233-243
    14. Suhasini Iyer, Bo Lönnerdal, Catharine L. Day, Edward N. Baker, John W. Tweedie, Tai-Tung Yip et al.
      Pages 245-256
  4. Functions Related to Lactoferrin Interactions with Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. A. Satyanarayan Naidu, Roland R. Arnold
      Pages 259-275
    3. Robert A. Bonnah, Rong-hua Yu, Anthony B. Schryvers
      Pages 277-301
    4. Susumu Teraguchi, Kouichirou Shin, Kazuhiro Ozawa, Satoko Nakamura, Yasuo Fukuwatari, Seiichi Shimamura et al.
      Pages 303-312
    5. Philip Furmanski, Jianglin He, Li Ying, Joann Bezault, Ramesh Bhimani, Kinfan Ho
      Pages 313-332
    6. Michael L. McCormick, Mary E. Wilson, Troy S. Lewis, Robert W. Vorhies, Bradley E. Britigan
      Pages 333-342
  5. Lactoferrin Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Silvana Penco, Sandra Pastorino, Claudia Gramigni, Giovanna Bianchi-Scarrà, Roberto Ravazzolo, Cecilia Garré
      Pages 359-373
  6. The Use of Lactoferrin as a Food Additive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Eric L. Lien
      Pages 377-388
    3. Günther Sawatzki
      Pages 389-397
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 399-408

About this book


In Lactoferrin: Interactions and Biological Functions, experimental and clinical investigators join forces to explain our current understanding of lactoferrin, a highly significant protein in medicine and industry. Drawing on many disciplines, the front-line authorities writing here define the structural features of lactoferrin and describe in detail several of its physiological functions. These include the role of lactoferrin in killing bacteria, and its involvement in cell growth and proliferation, in the modulation of immune function, and in iron absorption. Particular attention is given to lactoferrin functions in the regulation of normal and diseased states. New knowledge of the molecular biology of lactoferrin is also included, along with discussions of commercially viable large-scale production techniques and important new industrial applications.

Lactoferrin: Interactions and Biological Functions offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of our present knowledge of lactoferrin and opens the way to the greatly expanded use of lactoferrin as a bioactive reagent in foods and pharmaceuticals. Now the new standard reference in the field, Lactoferrin will prove invaluable to all those working with this important biochemical in both basic and clinical settings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • T. William Hutchens
    • 1
  • Bo Lönnerdal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of NutritionUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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