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ficin

[′fī·sən]
(organic chemistry)
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from fig latex or sap; hydrolyzes casein, meat, fibrin, and other proteinlike materials; used in the food industry and as a diagnostic aid in medicine.
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grantii was stable at 50[degrees]C but loses activity at 90[degrees]C, this thermal stability is similar to other protease like Papain at 80[degrees]C [24], Chymopapain at 75[degrees]C [30], Ficin at 55[degrees]C [31] and Calatropin at 550C [21].
Kushner, "Pontus de Tyard entre Ficin et Leon l'Hebreu," Ficino and Renaissance Neoplatonism, 50-1.
For a discussion of Ficino's thoughts on the four furors, see Andre Chastel, Marsile Ficin et lart (Geneva: Droz, 1954), 129-35.
Thus proteolytic enzymes of plant origin such as papain, ficin and bromelain and acidic tenderizers such as acetic acid or vinegar, lactic acid and citric acids have been used to soften meat within a short time [14, 15].
Marsile Ficin et l'alchimie: sa position, son influence.
When using gelatin, it is important to avoid fresh fruits containing the enzymes bromelain, ficin, papain, and actinidin, because they can break down the gelatin and cause it to lose its thickening or setting properties.
Anthony Grafton (Washington, DC-Vatican City: Yale UP, 1993): 125-67; Cesare Vasoli, "Le Debat sur l'astrologie a Florence dans la seconde moitie du XVeme siecle: Ficin, Pic de la Mirandole, Savonarole," Divinations et controverses religieuses en France au XVIeme siecle (Paris: Ecole Normale Superieure des Jeunes Filles, 1987): 19-33.
2) Loin de donner lieu aux sagesses morales d'un Ficin, dont l'interpretatin allegorique avait desexualise l'image de la reunion des moities male et femelle de l'etre spherique de sexe "mixte," (3) l'expression "Androgyne lien" declenche une rapide descente du "penser" erotique vers le sexe feminin: du "nombril" le poete ne peut s'empecher de passer au "connil.
Protein degradation responses to spontaneous heating in alfalfa hay by in situ and ficin methods.
7) Guy Le Fevre de la Borderie, Discours de l'honneste amour, sur le Banquet de Platon (Paris: Lucas Breyel, 1578) quoted in Jean Festugiere, La Philosophie de l'amour de Marsile Ficin (Paris: Vrin, 1941), p.
125% elastase (Sigma Chemical Company) followed by 12 units/ml of ficin (Sigma Chemical Company) in DCFSW at 35-37 [degrees] C for 2 h each at RT.
Enzybel's main business areas are the production of natural enzymes: papain, bromelain, ficin and actinidin; wastewater management; and snail extracts production