Pharmaceutical applications of bioactive peptides

  • Danquah M
  • Agyei D
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There is a mounting worldwide interest in the therapeutic potential of bioactive peptides which collectively present a cornucopia of bioactivities for exploita- tion in vivo. Bioactive peptides trigger certain useful functionalities such as antioxidative, antimicrobial, antihyper- tensive, cytomodulatory and immu- nomodulatory activities in the living body system. With the needed research and development, there exist enor- mous opportunities to effectively har- ness these diverse functionalities of bioactive peptides for the treatment, prevention and mitigation of different medical conditions, and this can be a profitable commercial focal point of operation for the production of novel blockbuster products in biopharma- ceutical manufacturing industries. This article briefly discusses some of the potential therapeutic applications of bioactive peptides in the light of advances in general biopharmaceutical production based on proteomics and genomics.




Danquah, M., & Agyei, D. (2012). Pharmaceutical applications of bioactive peptides. OA Biotechnology, 1(2).

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