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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Jose P Peralta

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Jose P Peralta
Freelance, Technical Consultant, Philippines
Title : Protein peptides from marine Seafoods with bioactive properties


The project proposes that those who are afflicted with disease (especially chronic or terminal diseases) also need easy to digest food, in their theraphy. This could be done by the provision of simple, easy to digest foods. that provides complete nutrition, and with minimum metabolic energy load, in the form of low molecular weight peptides. Further, literature suggests that the components of protein hydrolysates; the peptides, provides the necessary nutrition, and if they are in its smallest molecular structure (peptide, di-peptides or tri-peptides), also become bio-active compounds, that boost sickness healing (and/or increase the immune system responses), assist and facilitate body functions and metabolisms. The bioactive peptides derived from marine resources have been shown to have a lot of physiological activities; to include antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antihypertensive (ACE) inhibition, antidiabetes, anticoagulant and anticancer properties (Ao and Li, 2011; Chang-Feng et al., 2015; Nikoo et al., 2015; Wald et al., 2016; Agrawal et al., 2016; Robert et al., 2014; Ahn et al., 2014; Wu et al., 2015; Kim et al., 2007; Mendis et al., 2005a; Liu et al., 2008; Stensvag et al., 2008; Byun and Kim, 2001; HL Gomez, et. Al., 2017; Je et al., 2005b; Jo et al., 2008; Rajapakse et al., 2005a). One of the primary bioactivities common to protein hydrolysates is its antioxidant property. The studies on antioxidant properties are increasing because of their potential application as nutraceuticals (Gajanan et. al., 2016; Chalamaiah et. al., 2012; Halim et. al., 2016). Our Project have accomplished proof of concept in production; came up with products and product formulations; verified the presence of bioactivities; e.g. antibacterial; antioxidants; and antihypertension- (ACE) inhibitions; conducted physico-chemical tests; food safety tests and initial marketing studies. We will continue to scale up production and facilitate actual marketing studies, prior to product launch.


Dr. Jose P. Peralta is a retired full Professor/ Food Engineer at the Inst. Of Fish Processing Technology, Univ. of the Phil. Visayas, and graduated Ph D from Texas A & M University, in 1990. Started work on marine bioactives in 2002-Geongsang National University, Korea. Followed through work on soluble peptides in 2005- 07 in Kyushu University, Japan. Thereafter, initiated peptide research through USAID -STRIDE grant in 2017. This was continued by DOST-CRADLE Program, 2019- 2022. The results of which are the current state of research work on marine peptides. He has published on marine bioactives and others; in books and SCI(E) journals.