Beltran-Barrientos LM, Garcia HS, Torres-Llanez MJ, Gonzalez-Cordova AF, Hernandez-Mendoza A, Vallejo-Cordoba B. - - Int J Dairy Technol 2016: in press

Safety of milk-derived bioactive peptides

Bioactive milk peptides are protein fragments with potential biological activities. Over the past decades, studies have mainly focused on the health benefits of these bioactive peptides; however, only a few studies have evaluated their safety. In this review, we describe the scientific literature regarding their effects on both cell lines and on animal and human models, in terms of allergenicity, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and mutagenicity.