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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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Bromelain: a natural proteolytic for intra-abdominal adhesion prevention.
Clinical studies have shown that bromelain may be useful for the treatment of several disorders (cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis, immunogenicity, blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, diarrhea, effects on cancer cells, and debridement burns) [74].
prevalence of the anti-CCD IgE to bromelain (45-55%) was observed in studies of carrot and celery allergens [19,20].
In this work, [RDID.sub.1.0] program was employed for the optimization of the covalent immobilization of the cystein proteases bromelain and papain in GlyoxylSepharose CL 4B support for synthesizing optimal affinity chromatography matrix for protease inhibitors purification.
As a result of this, several studies have been carried out on the stability of bromelain. For instance, freeze drying and spray drying of bromelain had been reported [10].
Klein, "In vitro study on the immunological effect of bromelain and trypsin on mononuclear cells from humans," European Journal of Medical Research, vol.
Labels on single-ingredient products like bromelain and pancreatin sold as digestive enzymes give dosages for use with food.
Previous research suggested that bromelain can help speed up wound healing, prevent lung metastasis and relax tense or inflamed muscles.
These supplements contain enzymes produced from plants or animals, such as the protein-digesting enzyme bromelain, which is found in pineapple.
Bromelain is a mixture of different thiol endopeptidases and other components like phosphatases, glucosidase, peroxidases, cellulases, glycoproteins, carbohydrates, and several protease inhibitors (Pavan, Jain, Shradalha, & Kumar, 2012; Kennedy & Turan, 1999).
Treatibles' feline functional soft chews contain a proprietary blend of organic full spectrum hemp oil, turmeric, papain, bromelain and catnip (44 mg) for a taste cats can't resist.