papain


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pa·pa·in

 (pə-pā′ĭn, -pī′ĭn)
n.
An enzyme obtained from the unripe fruit of the papaya that catalyzes the lysis of proteins, used especially as a meat tenderizer and digestive aid and formerly in medicine as a topical treatment for wounds.

papain

(pəˈpeɪɪn; -ˈpaɪɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme occurring in the unripe fruit of the papaya tree, Carica papaya: used as a meat tenderizer and in medicine as an aid to protein digestion
[C19: from papaya]
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Noun1.papain - a proteolytic enzyme obtained from the unripe papaya; used as a meat tenderizer
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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Due to its broad specificity and high rate of hydrolysis, papain was selected to hydrolyze proteins in whey.
Other proteolytic enzymes such as papain, bromelain, serratiopeptidase, and nattokinase come from food or other outside sources.
The beauty nutrient in papaya is papain, an enzyme that has skin-lightening properties that help lighten the complexion and minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Its name is actually a contraction of anti-papain, since it inhibits the action of papain, an enzyme found in papayas.
This non-genetically modified microbial protease preparation is a suitable alternative to papain and due to its microbial origin it is both Kosher and Halal.
He noted that enzyme papain in papaya gives relief from indigestion and gastric problems, and added that chemical integrate carpain in papaya also helped from some kind of diseases.
OA was induced in twenty five male Wistar rats by injecting papain (10mg/0.
Enzymes like papain and chymopapain-which are both present in papaya-help in improving healing from burns and inflammation, people with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can benefit from the nutrient of this fruit.
For muscles and joints that hurt, we tend to recommend items like food sourced serrapeptase, bromelain, papain, acerola cherry, yucca, bovine tracheal cartilage, cayenne, horsetail, and/or devil's claw.
Papayas: Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contains a special enzyme called papain that can kill dead cells and cure skin impurities.