Chapter 40. Bioactive Peptides from Seafood and their Health Effects

  1. Associate Professor Cesarettin Alasalvar2,
  2. Professor Fereidoon Shahidi3,
  3. Professor Kazuo Miyashita4 and
  4. Dr Udaya Wanasundara5
  1. Anusha G. P. Samaranayaka and
  2. Eunice C. Y. Li-Chan

Published Online: 2 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325546.ch40

Handbook of Seafood Quality, Safety and Health Applications

Handbook of Seafood Quality, Safety and Health Applications

How to Cite

Samaranayaka, A. G. P. and Li-Chan, E. C. Y. (2010) Bioactive Peptides from Seafood and their Health Effects, in Handbook of Seafood Quality, Safety and Health Applications (eds C. Alasalvar, F. Shahidi, K. Miyashita and U. Wanasundara), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325546.ch40

Editor Information

  1. 2

    TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Centre, Food Institute, Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey

  2. 3

    Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada

  3. 4

    Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Japan

  4. 5

    POS Pilot Plant Corporation, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Author Information

  1. Food Nutrition & Health Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180702

Online ISBN: 9781444325546



  • bioactive peptides from seafood - and their health effects;
  • “Food-derived bioactive peptides” - regulatory functions in human system, beyond role as nutrient sources;
  • sources of bioactive peptides - from seafood;
  • enzymatic hydrolysis, common method of producing - bioactive peptides from marine sources;
  • bioactive peptides, liberated from precursor proteins - during food processing;
  • immunomodulatory potential of FPHs - and fermented fish sauce;
  • peptides with opioid activities - role in nervous system functioning;
  • hormonal and hormone-regulating peptides;
  • efficacy of using seafood-derived peptides - maintaining lower blood pressure;
  • food products, supplements or natural health products - bioactive peptides from seafood, commanding a huge market


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sources of bioactive peptides from seafood

  • Potential health benefits of bioactive peptides derived from seafood

  • Current and future applications

  • Conclusions

  • References