Peptides in wheat

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Bioactive Peptides in Cereals and Legumes: Agronomical, Biochemical and Clinical Aspects

Arrigo F. G. Cicero and colleagues from the Departments of Life Quality Studies, Agricultural Sciences and Medicine and Surgery from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (IT) have conducted a review examining approaches for assessing effects of bioactive peptides from cereals and legumes. They determined that the best in vivo methods used activity-guided fractionation, where separation of protein-digested fractions is combined with an evaluation of specific biological activity in vivo … read more

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Lunasin in wheat: A chemical and molecular study on its presence or absence

Giovanni Dinelli and colleagues from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (IT), Bioaesis (IT) and Kamut International (USA) have confirmed there is no lunasin, nor any lunasin-like compound(s) with similar molecular weight(s), present in various wheat genotypes. Lunasin is a peptide with widely reported anticancer properties; identifying its presence in cereals is important because of the potential for health claims that could be attached to cereal-based foods … read more