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Angiotensin I-converting-enzyme-inhibitory and antimicrobial bioactive peptides

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  • Marco Gobbetti,

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    1. Dipartimento di Protezione delle Piante e Microbiologia Applicata, Via G. Amendola 165/a, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
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  • Fabio Minervini,

    1. Dipartimento di Protezione delle Piante e Microbiologia Applicata, Via G. Amendola 165/a, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
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  • Carlo G Rizzello

    1. Dipartimento di Protezione delle Piante e Microbiologia Applicata, Via G. Amendola 165/a, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
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*Author for correspondence. E-mail: gobbetti@agr.uniba.it

Abstract

Bioactivities of peptides encrypted in major milk proteins are latent until they are released and activated by enzymatic proteolysis. After a brief description of the properties of some bioactive peptides, an overview of the angiotensin I-converting-enzyme (ACE)-inhibitory and antimicrobial peptides is given. Emphasis is on the capacity of lactic acid bacteria to generate ACE-inhibitory peptides and on the exploitation of the potential role of antimicrobial peptides derived from milk proteins.

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