publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Cysteine Protease (Capparin) from Capsules of Caper (Capparis spinosa)

Yasar Demir; Azize Alayli Güngör; Elif Duygu Duran; Nazan Demir;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Food Technology and Biotechnology, volume 46, issue 3 (issn: 1330-9862, eissn: 1334-2606, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb
Abstract
Proteases are enzymes that perform very important functions in organisms and are used for a variety of objectives in vitro. In recent years, proteases have been used for clinical, pharmaceutical (alimentary digestion, anti-inflammatory, etc.) and industrial applications (cheese production, meat tenderizing, leather tanning). In this research, a protease has been purified from capsules of caper (Capparis spinosa) and characterized. Caper plants have been used for food and medicine since ancient times. The plant grows abundantly in certain regions of Turkey. Ammonium sulphate fractionation and a CM Sephadex column were used for purification of the enzyme. The puri...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: protease; caper (Capparis spinosa); food production, proteaza; kapare (Caparis spinosa); proizvodnja hrane, protease, caper (Capparis spinosa), food production, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65, Food processing and manufacture, TP368-456
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