Papain, a Plant Enzyme of Biological Importance: A Review

@article{Amri2012PapainAP,
  title={Papain, a Plant Enzyme of Biological Importance: A Review},
  author={E. Amri and F. Mamboya},
  journal={American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={99-104}
}
  • E. Amri, F. Mamboya
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Papain is a plant proteolytic enzyme for the cysteine proteinase family cysteine protease enzyme in which enormous progress has been made to understand its functions. Papain is found naturally in papaya (Carica papaya L.) manufactured from the latex of raw papaya fruits. The enzyme is able to break down organic molecules made of amino acids, known as polypeptides and thus plays a crucial role in diverse biological processes in physiological and pathological states, drug designs, industrial uses… Expand
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