Bioactive Peptides Derived from Different Sources

Sajid Maqsood, Sabika Jafar, Mehvesh Mushtaq, Priti Mudgil

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Bioactive peptides are defined as fractions of proteins, which have a specific sequence that has a positive physiological effect and may influence health (Kitts and Weiler 2003). The structure of bioactive peptides consists of amino acids linked together by covalent (or also known as peptide) bonds, and an overall lower molecular weight compared to proteins. Proteins are building blocks of life which play a critical role in the metabolic functions of the human body. Bioactive peptides derived from proteins may thus impact human health by displaying multifunctional activities and can be classified as antioxidative, antimicrobial, antihypertensive, opioid, immunomodulatory, and anti-thrombotic (Sanchez and Vazquez 2017).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Biopolymers
Subtitle of host publicationStructural, Functional and Nutraceutical Properties
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030270612
ISBN (Print)9783030270605
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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