Interaction of Lactoferrin with Micrococcus spp. and Its Role in Antimicrobial Activity
The host non-specific defence mechanisms are of major importance in those areas first encountered by invading microorganisms and influence the initial success of bacterial colonization of the host, especially in mucosal areas. Secretions bathing the mucosal surfaces contain several non-specific antibacterial components such as lysozyme, lactoperoxidase and lactoferrin (McNab and Tomasi, 1981) and specific ones such as secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) that control the growth of pathogens or commensal microbiota on mucosal surfaces.
KeywordsMucosal Surface Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography Micrococcus Luteus Secretory Immunoglobulin Human Lactoferrin
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