New Technologies for Marine Foods and Products

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 652

Special Issue Editors

University Department of Marine Studies, University of Split, R. Boškovića 37, HR-21000 Split, Croatia
Interests: fisheries science; seafood; antioxidant activity; seaweed; functional food; antimicrobial activity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to explore advancements and innovations in the field of marine foods’ and natural products’ development, processing, and utilization.

This Special Issue seeks to gather high-quality research papers and reviews that investigate the application of emerging technologies and methodologies to improve the sustainability, safety, and quality of marine-based foods and products.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel seafood processing techniques (e.g., high-pressure processing, cold plasma treatment, and advanced freezing methods);
  • Marine biotechnology and nutraceuticals (e.g., development of bioactive extracts and supplements from marine resources);
  • Waste valorization (e.g., converting discarded parts into value-added products like collagen, gelatin, and fish oil).

Dr. Martina Čagalj
Dr. Vida Šimat
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • seafood processing methods optimization
  • product quality enhancement
  • shelf life extension
  • waste reduction
  • marine byproduct utilization
  • marine-derived bioactive compounds
  • functional ingredients
  • nutraceuticals

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Assessment of the Antioxidant Properties of Horned Turban (Turbo cornutus) Viscera, Marine By-Products with Potential Application in Nutraceuticals
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(21), 11732; https://doi.org/10.3390/app132111732 - 26 Oct 2023
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Horned turban (Turbo cornutus) is an edible gastropod that occurs along the intertidal zone and basalt coastline, and is an important marine resource in Jeju, Korea. However, T. cornutus viscera are mostly discarded following processing. In this study, the antioxidant activity [...] Read more.
Horned turban (Turbo cornutus) is an edible gastropod that occurs along the intertidal zone and basalt coastline, and is an important marine resource in Jeju, Korea. However, T. cornutus viscera are mostly discarded following processing. In this study, the antioxidant activity of viscera and muscle extracts was compared. In addition, the protective effect of T. cornutus viscera ethanol extract (TVEE) against H2O2-induced oxidative stress in human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs) was investigated. The 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical and hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity of the viscera (IC50 = 0.64 ± 0.64 and 0.76 ± 0.01 mg/mL, respectively) showed higher activity than that in muscle. TVEE increased the reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging effect and cell viability in H2O2-induced HDFs without cytotoxicity. Furthermore, the fluorescence intensity of HDFs was high in those from H2O2-induced intracellular ROS production, but TVEE treatment decreased ROS production. H2O2 activated the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling and matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) in HDFs. However, MMP2 expression was confirmed to be reduced via MAPK (ERK, JNK, and p38) signaling phosphorylation. In conclusion, various antioxidant effects were confirmed in T. cornutus viscera, which instead of being discarded as marine by-products, can be applied as nutraceuticals in various industries. Full article
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