Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 176, Issue 7, pp 1815–1833 | Cite as

Overview of Antioxidant Peptides Derived from Marine Resources: The Sources, Characteristic, Purification, and Evaluation Methods

  • RiBang Wu
  • CuiLing Wu
  • Dan Liu
  • XingHao Yang
  • JiaFeng Huang
  • Jiang Zhang
  • Binqiang Liao
  • HaiLun HeEmail author
  • Hao LiEmail author


Marine organisms are rich sources of structurally diverse bioactive nitrogenous components. In recent years, numerous bioactive peptides have been identified in a range of marine protein resources, such as antioxidant peptides. Many studies have approved that marine antioxidant peptides have a positive effect on human health and the food industry. Antioxidant activity of peptides can be attributed to free radicals scavenging, inhibition of lipid peroxidation, and metal ion chelating. Moreover, it has also been verified that peptide structure and its amino acid sequence can mainly affect its antioxidant properties. The aim of this review is to summarize kinds of antioxidant peptides from various marine resources. Additionally, the relationship between structure and antioxidant activities of peptides is discussed in this paper. Finally, current technologies used in the preparation, purification, and evaluation of marine-derived antioxidant peptides are also reviewed.


Peptides Antioxidant activities Free radicals Lipid oxidation Reactive oxygen species Amino acids component 



The work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31070061, 31370104), Hunan Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (13JJ9001), National Sparking Plan Project (2013GA770009), the Open-End Fund for the Valuable and Precision Instruments of Central South University, and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of Central South University (2015zzts273).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • RiBang Wu
    • 1
  • CuiLing Wu
    • 1
  • Dan Liu
    • 1
  • XingHao Yang
    • 1
  • JiaFeng Huang
    • 1
  • Jiang Zhang
    • 1
  • Binqiang Liao
    • 1
  • HaiLun He
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hao Li
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Medical GeneticsCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioprocess, College of Life Science and TechnologyBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijingChina

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