bromelain


bromelain
bro·me·lain also bro·me·lin 'brō-mə-lən n a protease obtained from the juice of the pineapple

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bro·me·lain (broґmə-lān) any of several cysteine endopeptidases that catalyze the cleavage of proteins on the carboxyl side of alanine, glycine, lysine, and tyrosine bonds. Differing forms are derived from the fruit (fruit bromelain) and stem (stem bromelain) of the pineapple plant, Ananas comosus. The enzyme is administered orally (as bromelains) as an antiinflammatory agent and is also used in immunology to render red cells agglutinable by incomplete antibody. Called also bromelin.

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