Food-derived multifunctional bioactive proteins and peptides: Sources and production

Dominic Agyei, Ravichandra Potumarthi, Michael K. Danquah

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Multifunctional proteins and peptides from food proteins have been studied over the past few decades to elucidate their biological potency and the beneficial roles they play in human health. Owing to their multiple biological activities, these peptides have a wider role in modulating physiological functions such as antioxidative, antimicrobial, antihypertensive, cytomodulatory, anxiolytic, anorexic, and immunomodulatory activities in living body systems. Highlighted in this chapter is the biological role of some multifunctional peptides as well as the food proteins and enzyme(s) that are responsible for their release. Other challenges to the bioprocessing of multifunctional peptides and the need for research to address them are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotechnology of Bioactive Compounds
Subtitle of host publication Sources and applications
EditorsVijai Kumar Gupta, Maria G Tuohy
Place of PublicationChichester West Sussex UK
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Pages483 - 505
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781118733103
ISBN (Print)9781118733493
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2015

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