Multiple properties of lactoferrin have been reported in the literature so far. Decades of in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated the important antimicrobial, anti‐inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and immunomodulating properties. It suggests the use of lactoferrin as an effective and safe option for the treatment of several common disorders. Herein, we show the applications of lactoferrin in clinical practice, highlighting its evidence‐based capacities for the treatment of heterogeneous disorders, such as allergic, gastrointestinal, and respiratory diseases, and hematologic, oncologic, gynecologic, dermatologic, and dental disorders. Moreover, the widespread use of lactoferrin in neonatology is summarized here. As a result of its antiviral properties, lactoferrin has also been proposed as a valid option for the treatment for COVID‐19 patients. Here, the uses of lactoferrin in clinical practice as a new, safe, and evidence‐based treatment for many types of disorders are summarized.

Lactoferrin: Cytokine modulation and application in clinical practice

Presti S.;Manti S.;Parisi G. F.;Papale M.;Barbagallo I. A.;Leonardi S.
2021-01-01

Abstract

Multiple properties of lactoferrin have been reported in the literature so far. Decades of in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated the important antimicrobial, anti‐inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and immunomodulating properties. It suggests the use of lactoferrin as an effective and safe option for the treatment of several common disorders. Herein, we show the applications of lactoferrin in clinical practice, highlighting its evidence‐based capacities for the treatment of heterogeneous disorders, such as allergic, gastrointestinal, and respiratory diseases, and hematologic, oncologic, gynecologic, dermatologic, and dental disorders. Moreover, the widespread use of lactoferrin in neonatology is summarized here. As a result of its antiviral properties, lactoferrin has also been proposed as a valid option for the treatment for COVID‐19 patients. Here, the uses of lactoferrin in clinical practice as a new, safe, and evidence‐based treatment for many types of disorders are summarized.
2021
Anti‐inflammatory
Cytokine
Immune system
Immunomodulation
Iron
Lactoferrin
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