Degradation of human epidermal keratin by fish pepsin

Abstract

Stomach extract of Atlantic herring Clupea harengus, Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, cod Gadus morhua, redfish Sebastes marinus, and plaice Pleuronectes platessa, degraded human epidermal keratin effectively in vitro. The keratin-degrading activity of all extracts showed a pH optimum around 3.3–3.4, and sheets of plantar callus were degraded with about the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00417716

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