Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics
Open Access

ISSN: 0974-276X

Praveen P Balgir

  • Research Article
    Biopharmaceutical Potential of ACE-Inhibitory Peptides
    Author(s): Praveen P Balgir and Maleeka SharmaPraveen P Balgir and Maleeka Sharma

    Bioactive peptides are defined as peptides with hormone or drug like activity that bind to specific receptors leading to induction of physiological responses with a positive impact on body functions and health. Though pharmaceuticals are available, the responses to these drugs show variability and outright toxicity in some patients. Peptides of food origin have been reported to play an important role in the prevention and treatment of hypertension therefore researchers are extensively exploring food based strategies to produce functional food products with antihypertensive properties. These peptides act by intervening in different biochemical pathways that control blood pressure, fluid and electrolyte balance. Some targeted pathways are the renin-angiotensin system, kinin-kallikrein system, sympathetic nervous system, ion regulation system, sodium-transport system and the endothelin-c.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/jpb.1000437

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