Journal of Amino Acids

Proteins and Enzymes from Marine Resources


Publishing date
01 Oct 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Apr 2011

Lead Editor

1LBGEL, ENIS, Route Soukra, Sfax 3038, Tunisia

2LGEM, ENIS, Route Soukra, Sfax 3038, Tunisia

3Research Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido Univ., Hakodate Hokkaido, 041-8611 Japan

4INSTM, Route Madagascar, Sfax 3018, Tunisia


Proteins and Enzymes from Marine Resources

Description

In recent years there has been an increasing interest in finding and applications of substances from natural sources for use in food, cosmetics, and medicines. Sea products are valuable resources of natural substances such as lipids (n-3 fatty acids), polysaccharides, enzymes, vitamins, and proteins. Fish proteins have high contents in essential amino acids. Recent biotechnological progresses require the research of new bioactive peptides from natural resources that can be used as an alternative to chemical products in various applications (food, cosmetics, drugs, etc.). Many studies have shown that fish and other sea products, such as algae, are attractive sources of bioactive substances such as antioxidant, antitumoral, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Furthermore, a variety of fish hydrolytic enzymes (lipases, proteases, phospholipases, amylases, etc.) have been characterized and sometimes purified. Many of these enzymes display potentially interesting new biochemical properties for industrial applications.

The main focus of this issue is to highlight the potential of sea products as valuable resources of essential amino acids, bioactive peptides, and proteins as well as hydrolytic enzymes. These resources might be of great interest for industrial biotechnological processes using safe and natural materials such as peptides or enzymes. The special issue will be an opportunity for industrials to share their experience in using biotechnological molecules and to find the molecules and processes that meet their industrial interests. A special emphasis will be given to latest progresses made in the field of biotechnological processes used to upgrade proteins from sea products. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Proteins and amino acids from marine resources
  • Bioactive peptides from marine resources
  • Purification and characterization of enzymes form sea products
  • Biotechnical processes of biocatalysis using enzymes from sea products

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 594646
  • - Editorial

Proteins and Enzymes from Marine Resources

Nabil Miled | Moncef Nasri | ... | Faouzi Ben Rebah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 838914
  • - Review Article

Diversified Carbohydrate-Binding Lectins from Marine Resources

Tomohisa Ogawa | Mizuki Watanabe | ... | Koji Muramoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 107179
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study on Biochemical Properties and Antioxidative Activity of Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) Protein Hydrolysates Produced by Alcalase and Bacillus licheniformis NH1 Proteases

Rafik Balti | Ali Bougatef | ... | Moncef Nasri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 912382
  • - Research Article

Simple Preparation of Pacific Cod Trypsin for Enzymatic Peptide Synthesis

Tomoyoshi Fuchise | Haruo Sekizaki | ... | Byung-Soo Chun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 913616
  • - Research Article

Digestive Alkaline Proteases from Zosterisessor ophiocephalus, Raja clavata, and Scorpaena scrofa: Characteristics and Application in Chitin Extraction

Rim Nasri | Islem Younes | ... | Moncef Nasri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 728082
  • - Research Article

Mackerel Trypsin Purified from Defatted Viscera by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Byung-Soo Chun | Hideki Kishimura | ... | Soottawat Benjakul
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 782187
  • - Review Article

Dicer Functions in Aquatic Species

Yasuko Kitagishi | Naoko Okumura | ... | Satoru Matsuda

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