Special Issue "Fish Gelatins: Their Production, Functional Properties, and Potential Applications in Food, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, and Nutraceuticals"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 January 2021.
Interests: brown seaweed; chitin/chitosan; extrusion technology; fish gelatin; fucoidan
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Interests: nutritional biochemistry and immunology; animal models related with nutrition and disease; cell culture
Gelatin is a polypeptide derived by the partial hydrolysis of collagen, the principle fibrous protein constituent of the bones, cartilages, and skin of animals. Insoluble native collagen must be pre-treated before it can be converted into a form suitable for extraction; this pre-treatment is normally accomplished by heating in water, which cleaves hydrogen and covalent bonds destabilizing the triple-helix and resulting in helix-to-coil transition and conversion into soluble gelatin. Gelatin is traditionally extracted from the skin and bone collagen of certain mammalian species, primarily cows and pigs. However, gelatin production from alternative non-mammalian species has grown in importance due to religious sentiments and safety considerations, especially, concern about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). These socio-cultural and safety concerns have promoted rigorous research to identify and develop alternatives to mammal-derived gelatin.
The classical applications of gelatin in the food, photographic, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries are based mainly on its gel-forming and viscoelastic properties. Recently, a variety of new applications of gelatin have been found in the production of emulsifiers, foaming agents, colloid stabilizers, fining agents, biodegradable packaging materials, and micro-encapsulating agents. This Special Issue “Fish Gelatins: Their Production, Functional Properties, and Potential Applications in Food, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, and Neutraceuticals” of Marine Drugs will cover the whole scope of production, functional properties, and potential applications of fish gelatin in food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. This Special Issue is focused on (but not limited to) food, cosmetic, nutraceutical, and therapeutic applications of fish gelatin, including gelatin hydrolysate, with biological activities, gelatin peptides, and proteins, nutraceutical delivery systems, gelatin nanoparticles, micro-encapsulating agents, and their complementary therapeutic effects.
We look forward to your input.
Prof. Dr. Chun-Yung Huang
Prof. Dr. Yong-Han Hong
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- biological functions
- complementary therapeutic effects
- drug delivery systems
- extraction method
- fish gelatin
- gelatin hydrolysate
- gelatin peptides
- micro-encapsulating agents