Dipeptides and Tripeptides: Advances in Applications and Research

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Tristan L. Thygesen (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Post Genomic Era
BISAC: SCI007000

Histidine dipeptides and their derivatives have a significant role in a variety of physiological and pathological processes. Thus, the authors discuss the available analytical methods for the determination of various bioactive histidine dipeptides and their derivatives, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as their specific applications.

The authors propose that the investigation of the structure of peptides is of fundamental importance as afirst step to understanding their role in the mechanisms of the formation and biochemical functions of proteins.

The biological activities of selected natural di- and tripeptides are discussed, as well as their applications in the food industry. Currently, research is continuing to identify new sources of bioactive peptides, as well as methods of their preparation, bioavailability, biological activity and mechanisms of action.

The closing review summarizes the literature data and the results of experiments on the effect of small regulatory peptides (which are fragments of many natural compounds such as collagen and neurohormones) on the state of aggregation of blood cells.
(Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Histidine Dipeptides and Its Derivatives: Analytical Methods for Biological and Food Samples
(Marija Jozanović, Martina Medvidović-Kosanović, Anamarija Stanković and Nikola Sakač, Department of Chemistry, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 2. The Shape of Dipeptides: Insights from Rotational Spectroscopy
(Carlos Cabezas, Iker Leon, Elena R.Alonso and José L. Alonso, Grupo de Astrofísica Molecular, Instituto de Física Fundamental, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Application of Natural Dipeptides and Tripeptides in Food Production
(Ewa Biazik, Department of Agricultural Engineering and Quality Analysis, Wrocław University of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland)

Chapter 4. Tripeptides in the Regulation of the Functional Activity of Blood Cells
(Maria Golubeva, Laboratory of Blood Coagulation, Department of Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)

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