Authors: Ngo DH, Vo TS, Ngo DN, Wijesekara I, Kim SK
Citation: Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2012 Nov;51(4):378-83
PMID : 22683669, Journal: Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 51, 4
Date created: 2012-09-03
Marine organisms have been recognized as rich sources of bioactive compounds with valuable nutraceutical and pharmaceutical potentials. Recently, marine bioactive peptides have gained much attention because of their numerous health beneficial effects. Notably, these peptides exhibit various biological activities such as antioxidant, anti-hypertensive, anti-human immunodeficiency virus, anti-proliferative, anticoagulant, calcium-binding, anti-obesity and anti-diabetic activities. This review mainly presents biological activities of peptides from marine organisms and emphasizing their potential applications in foods as well as pharmaceutical areas.