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News from scientific research on COVID-19 and lactoferrin
The 15th International Lactoferrin Conference in December 2021 focused on presenting and discussing current research on lactoferrin and COVID-19, with exciting new study results (15th International Conference on Structure, Function and Application of Lactoferrin, Beijing, China 2021).
15th International Conference on Structure, Function and Application of Lactoferrin
The 15th International Lactoferrin Conference was held in Beijing, China from 6-10 December. The conference was hosted by Jianhua Wang PhD, professor at the Feed Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, whose research includes the bioactivity of lactoferrin.
Use of lactoferrin in iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy
A key function of Lactoferrin is the ability to regulate iron in the body. It belongs to the group of transferrins, and can pick up & distribute tri-valent iron. In this way, it can offer a therapeutic approach to problems with iron metabolism.
The human superorganism
Only a small part of our body is actually human! Most other cells are bacteria, but there are also eukaryotes, archaea and viruses. It is becoming increasingly clear that we are not only a host for these organisms, but that our microbiome, as it is collectively known, is separate part of every human being. A highly complex system – responsible for efficiently providing substances which are necessary for our lives.
A new approach to acne therapy?
Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, very common (up to 85%) in adolescents and young adults. The main symptoms are visible damage to the skin surface and generally oily skin. In the long term, the inflammatory processes can lead to scarring, which can have a significant psychological impact on those affected.
The oral cavity provides a rich environment for the most diverse and stable microbiome in the human body. The oral flora, like the intestinal microbiome, is an essential part of the human innate immune system. The microorganisms located there determine the balance between pathological and physiological states, which can have both local and systemic effects.
The immunological role of lactoferrin in virus defense
Lactoferrin is a multifunctional protein with many immunological properties, with many studies showing great potential in combating viruses. It is highly present at the external surfaces of the body and is as gentle as it is effective against viruses.