Next Article in Journal
Cytotoxic Natural Products from Marine Sponge-Derived Microorganisms
Next Article in Special Issue
Marine Peptides as Potential Agents for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus—A Prospect
Previous Article in Journal
Astaxanthin Inhibits PC-3 Xenograft Prostate Tumor Growth in Nude Mice
Previous Article in Special Issue
Purification and Identification of Antioxidant Peptides from Protein Hydrolysate of Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) Cartilage
Article Menu
Issue 3 (March) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessFeature PaperReview
Mar. Drugs 2017, 15(3), 67;

Bioactive Peptide of Marine Origin for the Prevention and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases

Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta 14430, Indonesia
Department of Marine-bio Convergence Science, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Korea
Institute for Life Science of Seogo (ILSS), Kolmar Korea Co., Seoul 137-876, Korea
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Keith B. Glaser
Received: 1 December 2016 / Revised: 2 March 2017 / Accepted: 6 March 2017 / Published: 9 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Proteins and Peptides)
Full-Text   |   PDF [760 KB, uploaded 9 March 2017]   |  


Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The four main leading causes of NCD are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes. Recognizing the devastating impact of NCD, novel prevention and treatment strategies are extensively sought. Marine organisms are considered as an important source of bioactive peptides that can exert biological functions to prevent and treatment of NCD. Recent pharmacological investigations reported cardio protective, anticancer, antioxidative, anti-diabetic, and anti-obesity effects of marine-derived bioactive peptides. Moreover, there is available evidence supporting the utilization of marine organisms and its bioactive peptides to alleviate NCD. Marine-derived bioactive peptides are alternative sources for synthetic ingredients that can contribute to a consumer’s well-being, as a part of nutraceuticals and functional foods. This contribution focus on the bioactive peptides derived from marine organisms and elaborates its possible prevention and therapeutic roles in NCD. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioactive peptide; marine; prevention; treatment; non-communicable diseases bioactive peptide; marine; prevention; treatment; non-communicable diseases

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
Printed Edition Available!
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Pangestuti, R.; Kim, S.-K. Bioactive Peptide of Marine Origin for the Prevention and Treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15, 67.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Mar. Drugs EISSN 1660-3397 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top