There are emerging advancements in the strategies used for the discovery and development of food-derived bioactive peptides because of their multiple food and health applications. Bioinformatics and peptidomics are two computational and analytical techniques that have the potential to speed up the development of bioactive peptides from bench to market. Structure–activity relationships observed in peptides form the basis for bioinformatics and in silico prediction of bioactive sequences encrypted in food proteins. Peptidomics, on the other hand, relies on “hyphenated” (liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry-based) techniques for the detection, profiling, and quantitation of peptides. Together, bioinformatics and peptidomics approaches provide a low-cost and effective means of predicting, profiling, and screening bioactive protein hydrolysates and peptides from food. This article discuses the basis, strengths, and limitations of bioinformatics and peptidomics approaches currently used for the discovery and analysis of food-derived bioactive peptides.

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Keywords Bioactive peptides, Bioinformatics, Peptidomics, Quantitative structure–activity relationship
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Journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Agyei, D. (Dominic), Tsopmo, A, & Udenigwe, C.C. (Chibuike C.). (2018). Bioinformatics and peptidomics approaches to the discovery and analysis of food-derived bioactive peptides. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 1–10. doi:10.1007/s00216-018-0974-1