Bioactive peptides derived from traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese food: A review

Ming Liu, Yunpu Wang, Yuhuan Liu, Roger Ruan

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Abstract

There is an urgent treat of numerous chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, which have a significant influence on the health of people worldwide. In addition to numerous preventive and therapeutic drug treatments, important advances have been achieved in the identification of bioactive peptides that may contribute to long-term health. Although bioactive peptides with various biological activities received unprecedented attention, as a new source of bioactive peptides, the significant role of bioactive peptides from traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese food has not fully appreciated compared to other bioactive components. Hence, identification and bioactivity assessment of these peptides could benefit the pharmaceutical and food industry. Furthermore, the functional properties of bioactive peptides help to demystify drug properties and health benefits of traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese food. This paper reviews the generation and biofunctional properties of various bioactive peptides derived from traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese food. Mechanisms of digestion, bioavailability of bioactive peptides and interactions between traditional Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese food are also summarized in this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-73
Number of pages11
JournalFood Research International
Volume89
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was also supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (21466022).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd

Copyright:
Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Bioactive peptides
  • Mechanisms of digestion
  • Traditional Chinese food
  • Traditional Chinese medicine

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