chymopapain


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chymopapain

[‚kī·mō·pə′pī·ən]
(biochemistry)
Any one of several proteolytic enzymes obtained from papaya.
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It has abundant antioxidants and active compounds like papain, chymopapain, and essential fiber, which aid protein digestion and release of digestive enzymes and increase appetite.
Papaya is rich source of vitamin A, B, and C, as well as proteolytic enzymes like papain and chymopapain. It is an excellent source of beta carotene which may prevent cancer, diabetes, and heart disease [4].
Along with a hefty amount of fibre, papayas contain two compounds, chymopapain and papain, that help the body produce enzymes necessary for breaking down protein and harmful waste, according to researchers at Cornell University.
Previous reports have indicated that papaya contain a-tocopherol (Ching & Mohamed, 2001), lycopene (van Breemen & Pajkovic, 2008), benzylisothiocyanate (Basu & Haldar, 2008), proteolytic enzymes such as papain and chymopapain (Seigler et al., 2002), alkaloids such as carpain and carpasemine (Iyer et al., 2011), triterpenes, organic acids (Cowan, 1999; Osuna-Torres et al., 2005), cystatin, ascorbic acid, cyanogenic glucosides and glucosinolates (Seigler et al., 2002) and flavonoids (Miean & Mohamed, 2001).
They contain enzymes such as papain and chymopapain, which are anti-inflammatory.
The proteolytic activities of chymopapain, papain, and papaya proteinase III.
The unique protein-digesting enzymes papain and chymopapain have been shown to help lower inflammation and to improve healing from burns in addition to helping in digestion of proteins.
An example is chymopapain, used for chemonucleolysis.
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].
Neither complementary and alternative medicine, nor surgical procedures like Chymopapain like injection, IDET, discectomy and fusion have withstood scientific testing for their effectiveness.
also recorded two important compounds called chymopapain and papain, which are supposed to aid in digestion.
"Chymopapain for herniated intervertebral discs." Spine, 1984; 9:474-8.