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Enzymic Properties of Natural Papain

Nature volume 139, page 249 (06 February 1937) | Download Citation

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ACCORDING to the generally accepted view, papain is an enzyme which converts proteins (true ovalbumin ex-cepted) into peptones, and is without effect on the latter. Hydrolytic power towards peptones and true ovalbumin is only acquired after treatment with certain reagents (activators), especially hydrogen cyanide1.

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  1. Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Dec. 13.

    • MAX FRANKEL
    • , R. MAIMIN
    •  & B. SHAPIRO

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