Bromelain

Nick Fisher nef1002 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Wed Mar 13 05:55:40 EST 1996


In article <4i5tn7$eod at news.ais.net>, fastsign at maui.netwave.net (Bob
Silverstein) wrote:

> Looking for information on bromelain.  Good biochemical data, not 
> 
> health-related info.

It's a non-specific, cysteine protease (28 kD) from Ananas comosas, most
active in slightly alkaline solutions (pH 8 - 8.5).

Biochemistry 2: 1439 (1963)
Anal. Biochem. 62: 478 (1974)

A recent proteolytic enzymes addition of "Methods in Enzymology" 
gives good general information about pineapple stem proteases, but
I don't have the reference to hand

Nick Fisher
Department of Biochemistry
Cambridge University
UK
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