papainase

pa·pa·in·ase pə-'pā-ə-.nās, pə-'pī-ə-, -.nāz n any of several proteases (as papain, ficin, and bromelain) that are found in plants, are activated by reducing agents (as cysteine or glutathione), and are inactivated by oxidizing agents (as hydrogen peroxide or iodine) toward which other proteases are stable

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  • papainase — pa·pa·in·ase …   English syllables

  • papainase — ə̇ˌnās, āz noun ( s) Etymology: papain + ase : any of several proteinases (as papain, ficin, bromelin) that are found in plants, are activated by reducing agents (as cysteine, glutathione), and are inactivated by oxidizing agents (as hydrogen… …   Useful english dictionary

  • papain, papainase — A cysteine endopeptidase, or a crude extract containing it, obtained from papaya latex. It has esterase, thiolase, transamidase, and transesterase activities, and is used as a protein digestant, meat tenderizer, and to prevent adhesions. It had… …   Medical dictionary

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