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Antioxidative peptides derived from food proteins

Agyei, Dominic, Danquah, Michael K., Sarethy, Indira P. and Pan, Sharadwata 2015, Antioxidative peptides derived from food proteins. In Rani, Vibha and Yadav, Umesh C. S. Y. (ed), Free radicals in human health and disease, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.417-430, doi: 10.1007/978-81-322-2035-0_26.

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Title Antioxidative peptides derived from food proteins
Author(s) Agyei, Dominic
Danquah, Michael K.
Sarethy, Indira P.
Pan, Sharadwata
Title of book Free radicals in human health and disease
Editor(s) Rani, Vibha
Yadav, Umesh C. S. Y.
Publication date 2015
Chapter number 27
Total chapters 27
Start page 417
End page 430
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) Oxidative stress
Food proteins
Bioactive antioxidative peptides
Bioprocessing applications
Human health
Summary The search for natural antioxidants is an ongoing endeavour as an aid to combat the harmful effects of free radicals. Research advances in the past few decades have shown that, by controlled enzymatic hydrolysis, natural antioxidants can be produced from food proteins. In this chapter, the role of certain antioxidative peptides derived from food proteins is discussed in relation to their prospect in the prevention of oxidative stress. The molecular diversity of these food peptides is described together with their pharmacological effects and mechanisms of action in relation to antioxidation. The production of these peptides and the elucidation of their antioxidative peptides are also presented. Owing to their therapeutic potential, antioxidative peptides derived from food proteins can be incorporated as ingredients in functional foods, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, where their biological activities may inhibit product oxidation or assist in the control and prevention of diseases induced by free radicals. However, further insightful research is needed to overcome certain scientific challenges and thereby increase and promote consumer acceptance of these natural antioxidants.
ISBN 8132220358
978-81-322-2034-3
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2035-0_26
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 860899 Human Pharmaceutical Products not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2015, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074191

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Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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