Milk lactoferrin is against the cell surfaces infections; prevents virus entry into target cells, binds to heparan sulfate receptors, and or viral particles and inhibits localization in the cells . Lactoferrin is against naked and enveloped viruses like respiratory syncytial virus, HIV and herpes simplex viruses . This supplement blocks virus entry into the target cells by binding receptors or viruses in the first stage of the infection .
According to studies, lactoferrin prevents respiratory syncytial virus and herpes simplex viruse-1 and neutralizes intracellular spread of viruses . Lactoferrin inhibits the replication of human immunodeficiency virus in the target cells as well as for rotavirus and hepatitis C virus [4,5].
Taherah Mohammadabadi. "Milk Lactoferrin: A Nutraceutical Agent against Viral Infections". EC Nutrition 18.6 (2023): 21-22.
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