Special Issue "Milk Nutraceutical Proteins and Peptides in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: molecular mechanisms of metabolic control in eukaryotes and prokaryotes and their biotechnological applications on microbial detection
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Interests: transferrins; lactoferrin; ovotransferrin; saporin; ADCs
Nutraceuticals (fusion of: “nutrition” and “pharmaceuticals”) are bioactive molecules derived from food, which provide prevention and treatment of diseases. Either small organic molecules or proteins and peptides derived from both animal and vegetal sources may be nutraceuticals, which may be present in conventional food or may be added as nutritional supplements to the diet. Nutraceuticals have recently received considerable interest due to their pharmacological effects and because they are perceived as safe and less likely to have side effects. For these reasons, their market is growing fast around the world.
The purpose of this Special Issue entitled "Milk Nutraceutical Proteins and Peptides in Health and Disease" is to provide new insights and comprehensively review the data from basic and clinical research to discuss the benefits as well as potential side effects of milk proteins and their peptides both in preventing and treating several human pathologies. Topics are focused on nutraceuticals/supplements analysis, intake, absorption and metabolism, cell signaling, gene expression, and difference in cellular effects. The overall goal of this Special Issue is to present readers with high-quality scientific evidence for the use of nutraceuticals as dietary supplements or functional foods that can be properly used to improve physical wellness in health and disease.
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Antonini
Dr. Francesco Giansanti
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- Nutraceuticals proteins
- Nutraceutical peptides
- Functional foods
- Nutritional supplements
- in vitro and in vivo studies
- Clinical trials