Invited review: physiological properties of bioactive peptides obtained from whey proteins

A. R. Madureira, T. Tavares, A. M.P. Gomes, M. E. Pintado, F. X. Malcata*

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Abstract

Processing of whey proteins yields several bioactive peptides that can trigger physiological effects in the human body: on the nervous system via their opiate and ileum-contracting activities; on the cardiovascular system via their antithrombotic and antihypertensive activities; on the immune system via their antimicrobial and antiviral activities; and on the nutrition system via their digestibility and hypocholesterolemic effects. The specific physiological effects, as well the mechanisms by which they are achieved and the stabilities of the peptides obtained from various whey fractions during their gastrointestinal route, are specifically discussed in this review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-455
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Bioactivity
  • Bovine
  • Peptide
  • Whey

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