Bioactive Proteins and Peptides from Soybeans

Author(s): Dominic Agyei

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2015

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Dietary proteins from soybeans have been shown to offer health benefits in vivo and/or in vitro either as intact proteins or in partially digested forms also called bioactive peptides. Upon oral administration and absorption, soy-derived bioactive peptides may induce several physiological responses such as antioxidative, antimicrobial, antihypertensive, anticancer and immunomodulatory effects. There has therefore been a mounting research interest in the therapeutic potential of soy protein hydrolysates and their subsequent incorporation in functional foods and ‘Food for Specified Health Uses’ (FOSHU) related products where their biological activities may assist in the promotion of good health or in the control and prevention of diseases. This mini review discusses relevant patents and gives an overview on bioactive proteins and peptides obtainable from soybeans. Processes for the production and formulation of these peptides are given, together with specific examples of their therapeutic potential and possible areas of application.

Keywords: Bioactive proteins and peptides, biological activities, FOSHU, functional food, soybeans.

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Article Details

Year: 2015
Published on: 29 June, 2015
Page: [100 - 107]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/2212798407666150629134141
Price: $65

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