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bromelain

 [bro´mĕ-lān]
any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of specific bonds in proteins. Different forms are derived from the fruit (fruit b.) and stem (stem b.) of the pineapple plant, Ananas comosus. As the concentrate bromelains, it is used as an antiinflammatory agent.

bro·me·lain

, bromelin (brō'mĕ-lān, -lin),
One of a group of peptide hydrolases, all thiol proteinases, obtained from pineapple stems and fruit; used in tenderizing meats and in producing hydrolysates of proteins; orally administered in the treatment of inflammation and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury.

bromelain

(brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also

bromelin

(-lən)
n.
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.

bromelain

Any trypsin-like cysteine endopeptidase enzyme (thiol protease) obtained from the fruit (EC 3.4.22.33) or stem (EC 3.4.22.32) of the pineapple (Ananas comosus); bromelain is used as an anti-inflammatory, meat tenderiser, proteolytic, to reduce oedema and, in transfusion medicine, to increase red cell agglutination in the presence of incomplete antibodies.
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Keywords: Bromelain, Pineapple, Wound healing, Inflammation, Anti-inflammatory, debridement.
Bromelain is a crude extract derived from pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) and contains mixture of proteolytic enzymes and non-enzymatic substances.
In this review, we present the current available scientific literature covering mechanism of action and therapeutic role of bromelain in surgical care and related conditions.
Expression of recombinant bromelain was conducted as described in our earlier studies [13,14].
The bromelain activity was measured on N-[alpha]-cbz-L-Gln-p-nitrophenyl ester using the Silverstein's method [16] with modification.
Bromelain has long been known to contain powerful proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes, which are beneficial in digestive enhancement.
Athletes are increasingly turning to bromelain to help manage sports injuries, and those undergoing surgery are using it to speed their recovery time.
Bromelain is the name given to the crude aqueous extract obtained from the stem and fruit of the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus Merr.).
Bromelain's mode of action as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent is thought to be multifaceted.