Special Issue "Peptides for Health Benefits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
Dr. Blanca Hernández-Ledesma
In recent years, peptides have received increased interest by the pharmaceutical industry. The high potency, specificity and good safety profile are the main strengths of bioactive peptides as new and promising therapies that may fill the gap between small molecules and protein drugs. These positive attributes of peptides, along with advances in drug delivery technologies, have afforded a renewed interest in the discovery, optimization and development of peptides as pharmacological therapy. Among bioactive peptides, those released from food protein sources have acquired importance as nutraceutical and active components in functional foods because they are known to possess regulatory functions that can lead to health benefits.
This Special Issue, “Peptides for Health Benefits”, will cover a selection of recent research papers, reviews, short communications, as well as perspectives in the field of bioactive peptides. It aims to cover all aspects of peptide research in relation to health promotion. In particular, this Special Issue emphasizes current knowledge and research trends concerning bioactive peptides, including identification and quantification of peptides from new sources, methods for their production and purification, structure-function relationships, mechanisms of action, development of novel in vitro and in vivo assays for the evaluation of their bioactivity, physiological evidence to support health benefits, and peptide stability, bioavailability, and sensory (or techno-functional) properties. Papers regarding the development of new drugs, functional foods or nutraceuticals based on bioactive peptides will be also taken into consideration.
Dr. Blanca Hernandez-Ledesma
Dr. Cristina Martínez-Villaluenga
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Human health
- Bioactive peptides
- Food peptides
- Biological activity
- In vitro and in vivo assays
- Identification and characterization
- Functional foods
- Peptides-based therapies