Bioseutica introduces OVOTRANSFERRIN

  • Posted on: 27 January 2013
  • By: admin

Bioseutica, introduces a new API product: Ovotransferrin, a hen egg white derived and TSE free substitute for Lactoferrin. Ovotransferrin, also called Conalbumin, is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight of 76 KDa. With two iron binding sites, Ovotransferrin has the same iron binding capacity as Lactoferrrin. This capacity to bind iron lends itself to two important applications of Ovotransferrin: first, as a dietary supplement for improving iron delivery to the body and secondly, as a natural antimicrobial agent and preservative. Ovotransferrin has also been found to be an excellent source of biologically active peptides with antibacterial function.

More than a decade ago, researchers determined that Ovotransferrin was an iron-binding protein, making the iron in a bacterial culture medium nutritionally unavailable to potentially harmful micro-organisms, such as Schigella dysenteriae. These same investigators later determined that a fraction of human blood serum exerts the same iron-binding action as Ovotransferrin.