Blanca Hernández-Ledesma

Spanish National Research CouncilSpain

Dr. Blanca Hernandez-Ledesma is currently working as a Postdoctoral researcher under the Ramón & Cajal Programme at the Institute of Food Science Research (CSIC-UAM) in Spain. She was working (1998 to 2002) at the Institute of Industrial Fermentations (CSIC), earning her Ph.D. in Pharmacy by the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain in 2002. She continue working as postdoctoral fellow at the CSIC until 2007 when she moved to USA for a postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, she went back to Spain to work as postdoctoral researcher under different contracts. Her work has been focused on the biological activities of peptides derived from food sources, evaluating their mechanisms of actions, bioavailability and technological aspects by in vitro experiments, cell culture and animal models.

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"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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