Antibacterial and Anticancer Property of Bromelain: A Plant Protease Enzyme from Pineapples (Ananas comosus)

  title={Antibacterial and Anticancer Property of Bromelain: A Plant Protease Enzyme from Pineapples (Ananas comosus)},
  author={Jermen Mamo},
  journal={Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering \& Biosciences},
  • Jermen Mamo
  • Published 6 June 2019
  • Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences
Bromelain is an extract isolated from pineapple (Ananas comosus) mainly containing proteinase. It is a crude, aqueous extract from the stems and fruits of pineapples (Ananas comosus) derived from Bromeliaceae family. It has showed significant antibacterial activity against gram negative and gram positive bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Corynebacterium spp, Streptococcus sanguis (10556 ATCC), Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Proteus spp and Pseudomonas… 

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