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Special Issue "Food Bioactive Peptides"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Leticia Mora
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CSIC, Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos, Avenida Agustin Escardino 7, 46980 Paterna, Valencia, Spain
Interests: meat; food chemistry; proteomics; by-products; bioactivity
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Prof. Dr. Fidel Toldrá
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de los Alimentos (CSIC), Valencia, Spain
Interests: food science and nutrition; bioactive peptides; food enzymes; nutrients in meat and fish; functional ingredients; bioactives from animal by-products; advanced analytical techniques
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Foods and food by-products constitute very good sources of bioactive peptides, which can be generated during processing but also through enzymatic hydrolysis or microbial fermentation. The scientific knowledge on bioactive peptides is progressing very fast and relevant benefits for human health such as antihypertensive, antioxidant, hypoglycaemic, antiinflammatory, and anticholesterolemic activities have been reported.
In this Special issue, we are encouraging the submission of research papers, reviews and short communications related to bioactive peptides in foods or food by-products hydrolyzates, and methods for their extraction and purification, their structural and functional characterization, and mechanisms of action that regulate their activity and support the reported health benefits. Studies about the bioavailability of particular bioactive peptides using simulated gastrointestinal digestion and intestinal transport together with the confirmation of their health benefits are also welcome. Finally, the most recent advances and challenges in the use of proteomics and peptidomics for the analysis of bioactive peptides will also be considered.

Dr. Leticia Mora
Prof. Dr. Fidel Toldrá
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. 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.


  • bioactive peptides
  • food peptides
  • identification
  • characterization
  • quantification
  • functional foods
  • biological activity
  • bioavailability
  • peptidomics
  • proteomics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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