Lactoferrin's Effect on Intestinal Gut Development & Immune Defense

Dr. Paolo Manzoni discusses lactoferrin’s mechanism of action, which is attributed to a wide range of properties, such as antimicrobial activities or immune modulation. Both animal and human studies show that lactoferrin is a key modulator of the intestinal development, including the ability to modify the permeability of the nascent gut.

  • Paolo Manzoni, MD, PhD

    Division of Pediatrics and Neonatology
    Department of Maternal-Infant Medicine
    Nuovo Ospedale degli Infermi
    Ponderano (Biella), Italy

    Board of Directors
    Neonatal Infectious Disease Group of the Italian Society of Neonatology