Properties and Therapeutic Application of Bromelain: A Review

@article{Pavan2012PropertiesAT,
  title={Properties and Therapeutic Application of Bromelain: A Review},
  author={Rajendra Pavan and Sapna Jain and Shraddha and Ajay Kumar},
  journal={Biotechnology Research International},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012}
}
Bromelain belongs to a group of protein digesting enzymes obtained commercially from the fruit or stem of pineapple. Fruit bromelain and stem bromelainare prepared differently and they contain different enzymatic composition. “Bromelain” refers usually to the “stem bromelain.” Bromelain is a mixture of different thiol endopeptidases and other components like phosphatase, glucosidase, peroxidase, cellulase, escharase, and several protease inhibitors. In vitro and in vivo studies demonstrate that… 

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