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Katherine P. Maloney, Van-Den Truong and Jonathan C. Allen Susceptibility of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) peel proteins to digestive enzymes Food Science & Nutrition 2

Version of Record online: 1 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.110

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Sweet potato proteins have been shown to possess antioxidant, antidiabetic, and enzyme-inhibitory properties in vivo. Sweet potato proteins were incubated with pepsin, trypsin, and chymotrypsin and protein breakdown was visualized with SDS-PAGE. Trypsin inhibitory activity remained after simulated gastric digestion, but amylase and chymotrypsin inhibitory activity was not present in any of the samples after digestion.

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