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papain

 [pah-pa´in, pah-pi´in]
a proteolytic enzyme from the latex of papaw, Carica papaya, the active ingredient of meat tenderizers. In medicine, it is used as a protein digestant and for enzymatic débridement and promotion of normal healing of surface lesions.

pa·pa·in

, papainase (pa-pā'in, -ās),
A cysteine endopeptidase, or a crude extract containing it, obtained from papaya latex. It has esterase, thiolase, transamidase, and transesterase activities; is used as a protein digestant, meat tenderizer, and to prevent adhesions. Formerly used to liquify contents of herniated intervertebral discs so that their contents could be removed by aspiration.
Synonym(s): papayotin

papain

(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

A mixture of enzymes found in pawpaws. Papain includes the protein-splitting enzyme chymopapain and this makes it useful for breaking down organic debris and so cleaning up wounds and ulcers. Chymopapain is used to break down material extruded from the pulpy nuclei of intervertebral discs (chemonucleolysis).

pa·pa·in

, papainase (pă-pā'in, -ās)
A cysteine endopeptidase, or a crude extract containing it, obtained from papaya latex. It has esterase, thiolase, transamidase, and transesterase activities; is used as a protein digestant, meat tenderizer, and to prevent adhesions.
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However, papain, a cysteine protease, was useful in tenderizing meat and other proteins by cleaving peptide bonds of basic amino acids.
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Make sure you use green papaya powder though, not ripe papaya powder, if you want the digestive enzyme benefits of papain.
"Contributing to the overall health of beloved animal companions is what drives us.That is why we included digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, as well as turmeric, which is recognized for its inflammation fighting properties."
The object of the present study was to determine the changes identifiable by cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) occurring in the TMJ of rabbits at 15, 25 and 45 days after inducement of OA by monoiodoacetate and papain.
Papain is also popular as a topical application in the treatment of cuts, rashes, stings and burns.
CSP was hydrolysed by papain, trypsin, neutrase, and alcalase, and the hydrolysates obtained possessed different DRSA (Figure 1).
At the indicated time points, ADSC pellets were collected and digested for 18 h at 60[degrees]C using 125 [micro]g/mL papain solution (1 mL/sample papain solution) and then clarified by centrifugation.
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- Papayas: Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contains a special enzyme called papain that can kill dead cells and cure skin impurities.