Biological Activity of Food-Derived Peptides and Human Health
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2023) | Viewed by 2467
Interests: antioxidants; bioactive peptides; bioactive compounds; anti-inflammatory
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In recent years, chronic and age-related diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, have been gaining increasing relevance. Therefore, new strategies to counteract these pathologies are needed. As matter of fact, bioactive molecules such as bioactive peptides are gaining increasing interest. Bioactive peptides are obtained from different matrices, for example food or food by-products. These molecules are released from the parent protein via various mechanisms, such as gastrointestinal digestion, food processing, fermentation and protein enzymatic hydrolysis. It is known that these molecules exert beneficial effects on human health and on many body functions, beyond their known nutritional value. Bioactive peptides can influence important physiological processes through various activities such as mineral binding, antithrombotic, antimicrobial, antihypertensive, immunomodulatory, opioid, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
The relationship between bioactive peptides and human health is noteworthy, and this knowledge can be a starting point for the development of new biotechnological opportunities, allowing the production of new functional foods that can improve human and/or animal health.
The goal of this Special Issue is to publish both recent innovative research advances and review papers on the following topics:
- The identification of new bioactive peptides released during gastrointestinal digestion, food processing, fermentation and protein enzymatic hydrolysis.
- The isolation and identification of new bioactive peptides from food matrices and food by-products.
- Evaluation of the effects of fermented food-derived bioactive peptides (in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo).
- The role of bioactive peptides in cell signalling related to human health.
- The development of new nutraceuticals and functional foods with bioactive peptides.
If you are willing to contribute with other related topics, please contact one of the editors.
Dr. Federica Tonolo
Prof. Dr. Fabio Vianello
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- bioactive peptides
- human health
- biological effects