Will Transfer Factors Replace Vaccines?

Dan Marquez dmarquez3 at socal.rr.com
Sun Jan 5 15:28:39 EST 2003

Thanks, Daniele.  I will see what else I can find. If I contact a transfer
factor expert, is there a list of questions I can send him/her you'd like to


"Daniele Focosi" <mi at interhealth.info> wrote in message
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> "Dan Marquez" <dmarquez3 at socal.rr.com> wrote in message
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> > So true... the probability that the cytokines will bind to receptors is
> > decreased in the method shown.
> The method doesn't eliminate longer peptides, so 44 amino acids could
> be the normal length of avian cytokines... It would be interesting to
> know the length of peptides in bovine transfer factor (bovine
> cytokines should be more similar to human ones) : can you find such a
> patent ?
> Anyway I was wrong when I wrote that there's no difference between
> drinking a glass of milk and taking bovine transfer factor pills :
> colostrum is produced exclusively in the first days after carriage and
> hence the milk we use to drink is obviously likely not to be
> colostrum.
> > There are 80 (or so) known
> > amino acids in the world. Yet, humans use only 20 of them. I would be
> > curious if the remaining 60 amino acids are antigens to humans, and if
> > animals such as chickens, cows, and mice carry any of those 60.
> Basically all living organisms use the same 20 amino acids (sometimes
> a little more) to translate the message in RNA into a protein : some
> of them can be posttranslationally modified to create new amino acid
> residues.
> Most living organisms can anyway produce other amino acids (up to 80,
> or so) that are neither incorporated into proteins nor appear as
> result of post-translational modifications : I suppose they are about
> the same even for distantly related species. Anyway amino acids are
> too small to be immunogenic : they act just as haptens, i.e. they can
> be immunogenic only if conjugated to a larger, immunogenic carrier
> (e.g. a protein).
> Daniele

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