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Egg-derived bioactive peptides with ACE-inhibitory properties: a literature update

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Abstract

Egg proteins contain a wide set of peptide sequences which have an impact on cardiovascular health. Their modes-of-action involve, among others, the inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In this review, we focus particularly on ACE-inhibition and discuss recent findings in: (i) production methods for egg protein-derived ACE-inhibitory peptides, (ii) in vitro functionality of these peptides, (iii) their intestinal digestion and absorption in order to reach the target tissue, (iv) the impact of ACE-inhibitory egg-derived peptides in vivo and (v) future perspectives for the implementation of egg-derived ACE-inhibitory peptides as functional foods.

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The article was received on 09 Jun 2017, accepted on 30 Aug 2017 and first published on 25 Sep 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7FO00839B
Citation: Food Funct., 2017, Advance Article
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    Egg-derived bioactive peptides with ACE-inhibitory properties: a literature update

    C. Grootaert, B. Matthijs, S. Voorspoels, S. Possemiers, G. Smagghe and J. Van Camp, Food Funct., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7FO00839B

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