n/a
Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

Lack of chronic oral toxicity of chemopreventive bovine lactoferrin in F344/DuCrj rats.

Abstract Source:

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2008 Apr-Jun;9(2):313-6. PMID: 18712982

Abstract Author(s):

Seiko Tamano, Kazunori Sekine, Mitsunori Takase, Koji Yamauchi, Masaaki Iigo, Hiroyuki Tsuda

Article Affiliation:

Seiko Tamano

Abstract:

Studies were undertaken to determine whether bovine lactoferrin (bLF) and related compounds, shown to prevent carcinogenesis in the colon and other organs in rats, have any toxic effects in long-term feeding studies. In experiment I, male F344/DuCrj rats received a basal diet containing 0.2% bLF for 40 weeks. No adverse findings were noted, furthermore, serum triglyceride level was significantly decreased to 72% of the control level, suggesting preventive effects against the metabolic syndrome. In experiment II, male and female F344/DuCrj rats were fed a basal diet containing 0.02, 0.2, 2.0 and 5.0% bLF, 2.0% bLF hydrolysate (bLF-H) or 0.1% lactoferricin (LFcin), a peptide derived from bLF, for 60 weeks in males and 65 weeks in females. No toxicological effects, including carcinogenicity, were evident in either sex. The results of the studies provide subjective support for safety of clinical studies of bLF for supplement use.

Study Type : Animal Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2020 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.