Food proteins are an important source of bioactive peptides, and the angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are worthy of attention for their possible beneficial effects in subjects with mild hypertension. However, the chemical basis underpinning their activity is not well-understood, hampering the discovery of novel inhibitory sequences from the plethora of peptides encrypted in food proteins. This work combined computational and in vitro investigations to describe precisely the chemical basis of potent inhibitory tripeptides. A substantial set of previously uncharacterized tripeptides have been investigated in silico and in vitro, and LCP was described for the first time as a potent ACE inhibitory peptide with IC50 values of 8.25 and 6.95 μM in cell-free and cell-based assays, respectively. The outcomes presented could serve to better understand the chemical basis of already characterized potent inhibitory tripeptides or as a blueprint to design novel and potent inhibitory peptides and peptide-like molecules.

Mechanistic Insights into Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme Inhibitory Tripeptides to Decipher the Chemical Basis of Their Activity / Lammi, Carmen; Boschin, Giovanna; Bartolomei, Martina; Arnoldi, Anna; Galaverna, Gianni; Dellafiora, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0021-8561. - (2022). [10.1021/acs.jafc.2c04755]

Mechanistic Insights into Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme Inhibitory Tripeptides to Decipher the Chemical Basis of Their Activity

Arnoldi, Anna;Galaverna, Gianni;Dellafiora, Luca
2022

Abstract

Food proteins are an important source of bioactive peptides, and the angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are worthy of attention for their possible beneficial effects in subjects with mild hypertension. However, the chemical basis underpinning their activity is not well-understood, hampering the discovery of novel inhibitory sequences from the plethora of peptides encrypted in food proteins. This work combined computational and in vitro investigations to describe precisely the chemical basis of potent inhibitory tripeptides. A substantial set of previously uncharacterized tripeptides have been investigated in silico and in vitro, and LCP was described for the first time as a potent ACE inhibitory peptide with IC50 values of 8.25 and 6.95 μM in cell-free and cell-based assays, respectively. The outcomes presented could serve to better understand the chemical basis of already characterized potent inhibitory tripeptides or as a blueprint to design novel and potent inhibitory peptides and peptide-like molecules.
Mechanistic Insights into Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme Inhibitory Tripeptides to Decipher the Chemical Basis of Their Activity / Lammi, Carmen; Boschin, Giovanna; Bartolomei, Martina; Arnoldi, Anna; Galaverna, Gianni; Dellafiora, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0021-8561. - (2022). [10.1021/acs.jafc.2c04755]
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