What is it about?

•This review focuses on the potential applications of bioactive peptides derived from plant sources in protecting against human diseases, such as antioxidant activity, antimicrobial effects, antidiabetic properties and anticancer activities. • It also discusses evidence obtained from cellular and animal models to support these claims. Additionally it highlights how molecular docking tools can be used to understand inter-molecular interactions between bioactive peptides and target proteins.

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Why is it important?

• Plant-derived bioactive peptides have the potential to be used as natural antioxidants and health promoting agents, which can help protect against human diseases. • Understanding their production, biological effects and mechanisms is important for realizing this potential in functional food, nutraceuticals or therapeutics. • This review paper provides an overview of current progress made in research related to plant-derived bioactive peptides that could potentially lead us closer towards achieving these goals.

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This page is a summary of: Plant Bioactive Peptides: Current Status and Prospects Towards Use on Human Health, Protein and Peptide Letters, June 2021, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/0929866527999201211195936.
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