Li, Mingyang, Wenlai Fan, and Yan Xu. “Comprehensive Identification of Short and Medium-Sized Peptides from Pixian Broad Bean Paste Protein Hydrolysates Using UPLC-Q–TOF–MS and UHPLC-Q Exactive HF-X.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 70.27 (2022): 8288-8299. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.2c02487
Pixian broad bean paste (PBBP) is an indispensable food widely used in many East Asian countries, yet the knowledge about bioactive peptides released from parent proteins by enzymatic hydrolysis is limited. A total of 5867 low-molecular weight peptides were identified in the highly bioactive subfractions of the PBBP alcalase hydrolysates using traditional and peptidomics approaches. 19 short peptides (3–5 amino acids) were identified by ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry, including 5 tripeptides, 8 tetrapeptides, and 6 pentapeptides. 5848 medium-sized peptides (6–10 amino acids) were characterized using the peptidomics approach, including 1484 hexapeptides, 1217 heptapeptides, 1634 octapeptides, 927 nonapeptides, and 586 decapeptides. The comprehensive method can be used for the investigation of bioactive peptides in complex food matrices.