This project will Identify new marine protein-derived ingredients that can modulate specific immune responses associated with a reduction of either inflammatory or allergic disease. The development of functional “added value” ingredients is a key priority for the expansion of the Irish Agri-food sector. The focus of this is on functional foods for infants, the elderly and sports participants. The project will also show that marine protein-derived ingredients are a source of possible functional foods, and
that Palmaria palmata protein hydrosylates can modulate the immune response.