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Brazil produces over than 70,000 ha of pineapple, being the world leader in pineapple production, and Minas Gerais State alone produces over than 600 kt/y. The pineapple is the marketable plant part, which represents only 23 % of the plant itself, and the remaining plant, stem, leaves, bark and crown, being considered an agroindustrial residue. This residue(More)
Background Bromelain is the generic name given to the set of derived endopeptidases belonging to members of the Bromeliaceae family, which belongs to the pineapple (Ananas comosus), being able to break the peptide bond, separating proteins and amino acids [1]. Bromelain possesses a wide range of therapeutic benefit as property of facilitating digestion of(More)
This works reports the purification of bromelain extracted from Ananas comosus industrial residues by ethanol purification, its partial characterization from the crude extract as well as the ethanol purified enzyme, and its application onto poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-acrylamide hydrogels. Bromelain was recovered within the 30-70 % ethanol fraction,(More)
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