Biological Active Peptides from Marine Sources Related to Gut Hormones

Author(s): Benoit Cudennec, Rozenn Ravallec

Journal Name: Current Protein & Peptide Science

Volume 14 , Issue 3 , 2013

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Bioactive peptides obtained from marine species and marine by-products are showing these days a great interest in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications due to their wide range of biological activities. This mini-review focuses on the potential of marine peptides to be used as appetite suppressive molecules in the prevention and/or in the treatment of obesity syndrome. An important and promising aspect in the fight against obesity is the study of anorexigenic gut hormones, like cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), that are synthetized by enteroendocrine cells in the presence of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract. Recent works which have focused on the interaction between marine peptides and CCK and GLP-1 are here reviewed.

Keywords: Bioactive peptides, cholecystokinin, food intake, glucagon-like peptide-1, marine organisms, protein hydrolysate.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 31 May, 2013
Page: [231 - 234]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/13892037113149990034
Price: $65

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