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Bioactive Food Peptides in Health and Disease

Edited by Blanca Hernández-Ledesma

Spanish National Research Council, Spain


"Bioactive Food Peptides in Health and Disease" highlights recent developments on bioactive food peptides for the promotion of human health and the prevention/management of chronic diseases. The book provides a comprehensive revision of bioactive peptides obtained from both animal and plant food sources. Aspects related to their bioactivity, mechanism of action, and bioavailability are extensively described along the different chapters. Also, the chapters describe the impact of bioactive peptides on the physiological absorption, regulation and disease prevention. The book also covers the recent technological advances for the production of food peptides. Bioactive Food Peptides in Health and Disease provides updated and interesting information, being a good reference book for nutritional and food scientists, biochemists, industry producers, and consumers.

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Bioactive Food Peptides in Health and DiseaseEdited by Blanca Hernández-Ledesma

Published: January 30th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3318

ISBN: 978-953-51-0964-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5351-1

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

39938 Total Chapter Downloads

47 Crossref Citations

171 Web of Science Citations

200 Dimensions Citations


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1. 1997-2012: Fifteen Years of Research on Peptide Lunasin

By Blanca Hernández-Ledesma, Ben O. de Lumen and Chia-Chien Hsieh


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2. Bowman-Birk Inhibitors from Legumes: Utilisation in Disease Prevention and Therapy

By Alfonso Clemente, Maria del Carmen Marín-Manzano, Maria del Carmen Arques and Claire Domoney


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3. Antihypertensive Peptides from Food Proteins

By Roseanne Norris and Richard J. FitzGerald


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4. Whey Proteins as Source of Bioactive Peptides Against Hypertension

By Tânia G. Tavares and F. Xavier Malcata


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5. Functional Proteins and Peptides of Hen’s Egg Origin

By Adham M. Abdou, Mujo Kim and Kenji Sato


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6. Antihypertensive Properties of Plant Protein Derived Peptides

By Anne Pihlanto and Sari Mäkinen


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7. Vigna Unguiculata as Source of Angiotensin-I Converting Enzyme Inhibitory and Antioxidant Peptides

By Maira R. Segura-Campos, Luis A. Chel-Guerrero and David A. Betancur-Ancona


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8. Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV Inhibitory Activity of Peptides in Porcine Skin Gelatin Hydrolysates

By Kuo-Chiang Hsu, Yu-Shan Tung, Shih-Li Huang and Chia-Ling Jao


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9. Snake Venom Peptides: Promising Molecules with Anti-Tumor Effects

By Sameh Sarray, Jose Luis, Mohamed El Ayeb and Naziha Marrakchi


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10. Advancements in the Fractionation of Milk Biopeptides by Means of Membrane Processes

By Claudia Muro, Francisco Riera and Ayoa Fernández


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