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Papain is a sulfhydryl protease from Carica papaya latex
Papain has wide specificity and it will degrade most protein substrates more extensively than the pancreatic proteases. It also exhibits esterase activity.
With some tissues papain has proved less damaging and more effective than other proteases. Huettner and Baughman (1986) describe a method using papain to obtain high yields of viable, morphologically intact cortical neurons from postnatal rats.*
* Text is quoted from the Worthington Enzyme Manual.
|Papain, Suspension||PAP||Activates to at least 20 units per mg protein||Papaya Latex|
|Papain, Lyophilized||PAPL||Activates to at least 15 units per mg protein||Papaya latex|