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Gelatin hydrolysate, Unicorn leatherjacket, Antioxidant activity, Identification, UPLC, mass spectrometry
Antioxidant peptides from a gelatin hydrolysate of unicorn leatherjacket skin prepared using a partially purified glycyl endopeptidase were purified using Sephadex G-25 gel filtration, DEAE-cellulose anion-exchange and reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography. The fractions with the highest ABTS radical scavenging activity were analyzed using UPLC–ESI-MS/MS to identify the peptide sequences therein. Four of the identified peptides, Glu-Pro-Gly-Pro-Val-Gly (555.27 Da), Leu-Pro-Gly-Pro-Ala-Gly (511.29 Da), Leu-Asp-Gly-Pro-Val-Gly (557.30 Da) and Glu-Gly-Pro-Leu-Gly (472.24 Da), were subsequently synthesized. Glu-Gly-Pro-Leu-Gly exhibited the highest antioxidant activity (4.95 µmol TE/g solid). Therefore, peptides from unicorn leatherjacket skin gelatin hydrolysate could be further employed as functional food ingredient.
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