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A multidisciplinary resource, Food Proteins and Peptides: Chemistry, Functionality, Interactions, and Commercialization enables researchers in biochemistry, biotechnology, food science and technology, nutrition, and medicine to understand the physicochemical and biochemical factors that govern the functionality of these food components. Following chapters on the structure and chemistry of amino acids, peptides, and proteins, the book describes modes of characterization and the functional relationships of food proteins. It examines protein solubility and insolubility and explores proteins and peptides as emulsifying and foaming agents.
Specialized topics include:
The book examines the source of bioactive peptides and describes their bioavailability, including their absorption and occurrence in human blood. It also provides a database of biologically active proteins and peptides. Final chapters review current status, future industrial perspectives, and future trends of bioactive food proteins and peptides and explore the role of nanotechnology in protein research.
With contributions from a panel of international scientists, this volume captures the state of the art in protein and peptide research, providing a launching pad for further inquiry and discovery.
Professor Navam Hettiarachchy’s research program focuses on an integrated approach to protein chemistry, bioactives, peptides (anti-cancer, anti-Alzheimer’s, anti-diabetic/obesity & satiety), nutraceuticals, functional foods, and food safety. She also works in adding value to industry co-products using novel technologies to obtain antimicrobials, antioxidants, and functional ingredients, and in new food product development and food safety. She serves as a resource person related to her area of expertise and is the co-founder of Nutraceutical Innovations, LLC. She is internationally renowned for her research program on protein, bioactives, cereals and legumes.
Professor Maurice Marshall’sresearch focuses on the analysis of food constituents including biogenic amines, antioxidants, pesticide residues, food enzymes, and unique browning inhibitors from insects, mussels, and crustaceans. He also works on the
hydrolysis of waste seafood protein for bioactive peptide generation and their action as antioxidants and as antidiabetic, anticancer, and high-blood-pressure regulators.
Professor Kenji Sato’scurrent research interest focuses on bioactive peptides, especially metabolic fate of these peptides. His lab continues research on food-derived peptides to demonstrate their absorption, metabolic fate, and efficacy and elucidate their molecular mechanisms of action.
Dr. Arvind Kannanis currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the food science department at the University of Arkansas and is involved in studies on bioactive proteins and peptides including mechanisms. He also serves as a scientist at Nutraceutical Innovations, LLC. that focuses on fermentation of rice bran to generate bioactives for value-added functional and nutraceutical uses.
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