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Utilization of Seafood Processing By-products: Medicinal Applications.
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PMID:  22361208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Large amount of underutilized by-products are generated from the seafood processing plants annually. Consequently, researches have been initiated to investigate those discarded materials and have identified a number of bioactive compounds including bioactive peptides, collagen and gelatin, oligosaccharides, fatty acids, enzymes, calcium, water-soluble minerals, and biopolymers. Bioactive peptides derived from fish by-products have shown various biological activities including antihypertensive and antioxidant activities and hence may be a potential material for biomedical and food industries. Collagen and gelatin are currently used in diverse fields including food, cosmetic, and biomedical industries. Other than that, they are promising drug carriers for the treatment of cancer. Many studies have reported that chitin, chitosan, and their derivatives possess biologically active polysaccharides and hence they are potential agents for many applications. Further, those compounds have also showed potential activities such as antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, antihypertensive, anticancer, etc. Hence, seafood by-products are valuable natural resources that show range of functionalities and hence potential materials for biomedical and nutraceutical industries.
Mahinda Senevirathne; Se-Kwon Kim
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in food and nutrition research     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1043-4526     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Food Nutr. Res.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001271     Medline TA:  Adv Food Nutr Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-512     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, Republic of Korea.
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