Antihypertensive peptides from natural resources

Toshiro Matsui, Kiyoshi Matsumoto

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Blood pressure is regulated by many physiological systems in humans. In the vasopressor system, for example the renin-angiotensin system is thought to play an important role, where angiotensin II, which is produced from the cleavage of angiotensin I by angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) shows a potent vasocontractive activity. In this review, preparation of bioactive peptides from natural resources as well as their underlying antihypertensive mechanism will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-271
Number of pages17
JournalAdvances in Phytomedicine
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science
  • Drug Discovery


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