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Antihypertensive peptides derived from food proteins

Authors

  • Naoyuki Yamamoto

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    1. R&D Center, The Calpis Food Industry Co., Ltd., 11-10, 5-Chome, Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229, Japan
    • R&D Center, The Calpis Food Industry Co., Ltd., 11-10, 5-Chome, Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229, Japan
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Abstract

This paper reviews the angiotensin I converting enzyme inhibitory peptides originated from food materials and enzymatic hydrolysate of different kinds of proteins. Focus was put on the peptides derived from milk casein by the action of the proteolytic system of lactic acid bacteria. Some of the peptides exhibit significant antihypertensive effects in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Some new topics relating to these antihypertensive peptides are introduced. The possible significance of bioactive peptides derived from food in vivo is also discussed. © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Biopoly 43: 129–134, 1997

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