Bromelains are sulfhydryl proteolytic enzymes of the Ananas comosus, the pineapple plant. Commercial bromelain, usually from the stem of the fruit, contains a basic glycoprotein with one oligosaccharride moiety and one reactive sulfhydryl group per molecule. Its isoelectric point is pH 9.55, exhibiting activity between 3 - 10, with optimal activity between 5 - 8.


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