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Project: Effect of bioactive peptides on the cholecystokinin (CCK)-receptor regulating satiety and food intake in humans and insects

project duration
01-JAN-09 – 31-OCT-13
This project evaluates the potential of bioactive peptides to reduce food intake by interacting with the cholecystokinin (CCK)-receptor. After enzymatich hydrolysis of food proteins, bioactive peptides are isolated and their in vitro activity on the CCK-receptor is determined using a cell bioassay. Moreover, their in vivo satiating effect in rats and their potential in the control of insect pests are evaluated.