Isolation of a thiol-dependent serine protease in peanut and investigation of its role in the complement and the allergic reaction.

A serine protease activity was detected in aqueous peanuts seeds extracts, partially purified and characterized as a thiol-dependent serine protease. The potential role of this proteolytic activity on allergic reaction to peanuts was prospected through complement activation studies in human plasma and serum, and MDCK cells to investigate a possible occludin… CONTINUE READING