The water-soluble elastin as a functional food to exert a blood pressure-lowering effect
What is it about?
Many peptides are produced from food proteins during the manufacturing of various functional foods; unexpected and valuable physiological activities are frequently identified in such released peptides. Elastin, which normally exists as an insoluble elastic fiber, is being used as a new health food material in accordance with the progress in solubilization techniques for elastin. We found that three elastin degraded peptides showed apparent ACE-inhibitory activity and determined their amino acid sequences.
Why is it important?
The results of this study suggest that water-soluble elastin may serve as a functional food to exert a blood pressure-lowering effect in human body.
The following have contributed to this page: Iori Maeda and Prof Takeru Nose
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