Lactoperoxidase

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

CAS — 9003-99-0.

💊 Profile

Lactoperoxidase is a peroxidase enzyme that is present in milk and saliva. It reacts with hydrogen peroxide and thiocyanate to produce an antibacterial effect and has been used in preparations for the management of dry mouth and other mouth disorders. It has also been used for its preservative action in cosmetics and skin-care products. In the lactoperoxidase system for milk preservation, sodium thiocyanate and sodium percarbonate (a source of hydrogen peroxide) are added to fresh bovine milk to activate the lactoperoxidase it contains.
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2. Tenovuo J. Clinical applications of antimicrobial host proteins lactoperoxidase, lysozyme and lactoferrin in xerostomia: efficacy and safety. Oral Dis 2002; 8: 23–9
3. Lönnerdal B. Nutritional and physiologic significance of human milk proteins. Am J Clin Nutr 2003; 77 (suppl): 1537S–1543S.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Singapore: Biotene; UK: Biotene Dry Mouth; Biotene Oralbalance; BioXtra†; USA: Biotene with Calcium.
Published May 08, 2019.