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Other name: papayotin, Papaya enzyme
Part Used: Fruit
Papain belongs to thiol protease, it has a a wide substrate specificity, act on L-arginine, L-lysine and L-Citrulline in the protein.
Papain is one kind of protease which can break down protein in all acidity, neutral and alkaline environment. It’s appearance is white to light yellow powder, having tiny hygroscopicity.
Papain protease (papain), also called Papaya Enzyme. Its extraction source is the milk in the fruits of immature Carica papaya, by adopting advanced modern biological engineering technology, it is refined to pure natural enzyme products.
It is a kind of enzymes containing –SH peptide chain, it has the activity of Protease and Esterase, which has a wide range of specificity. It has strong hydrolysis ability to plant and animal protein, polypeptide, ester, amide and etc. Meanwhile, it also has compositing functionalities, can synthesis Lactalbumin Hydrolysate to proteinoid. Soluble in water and glycerin, aqueous solution is colorless or light yellow, sometimes oyster white, hardly soluble in alcohol, chloroform, diethyl ether and so on such organic solvents.
1. Pharmaceutical Industry: The drugs containing papain have the functions of anti-cancer, anti-tumour, anti-lymphatic leukemia, anti-lysogenic bacteriums and anti-parasite, anti-tubercle bacillus and etc. It can diminish inflammation lidan pain helps digestion, treatment women’s illnesses, glaucoma, osteoproliferation, Gun knife wound healing, Blood type identification, Mosquito bites and so on.
2. Food Industry:
By adopting enzymatic reaction, can make Food macromolecules hydrolysis into small molecular peptide or amino acids, to effectively transform protein, greatly improve the food nutrition value, be helpful for the absorption and digestion of human body.
3.Beauty and Cosmetics Industry
Add papain in to cosmetic which contains protein, oils and fats, has special functions of whitening tinder skin, beautify, health care, dispel spot remove dirt, improve metabolism, improve skin and etc. C
4. Daily cosmetic products
Be used in fancy soap, soap, detergent, washing powder and etc, remove stains more efficiently, disinfection, sterilization.
5. Feed Industry
Used for feed additives, development protein source. Benefit for absorb, increase the utilization rate of feed, save cost, Help the animal digestion, quicken the growth.
6. Leather Industry
Can make depilating agent, tanned leather with papain.
In Textile industry, can be used to treatment wool, Silk refining, can have functions of soft handfee, comfortable, resistance to contraction and etc.
7. Cell Culture