Effects of Orally Administered Bovine Lactoferrin on the Immune System of Healthy Volunteers

  • Koji Yamauchi
  • Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Shinichi Hashimoto
  • Susumu Teraguchi
  • Hirotoshi Hayasawa
  • Mamoru Tomita
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 443)

Abstract

A protective effect of bovine lactoferrin (Lf) during lethal bacteraemia has been reported in mice. Also, protective effects of orally administered bovine Lf have been reported in cases of intractable stomatitis in cats and Cryptocaryon irritans infection in red sea bream. In this study, we examined the effects of orally administered bovine Lf on the immune system of healthy volunteers.

Keywords

Phagocytic Activity Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Host Defense System Bovine Lactoferrin High Phagocytic Activity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koji Yamauchi
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
    • 1
  • Shinichi Hashimoto
    • 1
  • Susumu Teraguchi
    • 1
  • Hirotoshi Hayasawa
    • 1
  • Mamoru Tomita
    • 1
  1. 1.Nutritional Science LaboratoryMorinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.Zama-City, Kanagawa, 228Japan

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