Pharm-Rx Papain

Pharm-Rx Chemical Corp. Papain is an enzyme derived from India, specifically a protease enzyme called papain. It is commonly used in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.

Ingredient Name: Papain

Chemical Name: Papain

CAS Number: 9001-73-4

Synonyms: Adolph's Meat Tenderizer, Cristalase, Nematolyt, Papainase, Papaine, Papase, Papayaze, Papayotin, Summetrin, Tromasin, Velardon, Vermizym

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    Identification & Functionality

    Chemical Name
    Country of Origin
    Enzyme Type
    Ingredient Name
    Food Ingredients Functions
    Pharma & Nutraceuticals Functions
    Definition
    • Papain is a purified proteolytic substance derived from Carica papaya Linné (Fam. Caricaceae). Papain, prepared as directed in the Assay, contains NLT 6000 Units/mg. Papain of a higher digestive power may be reduced to the official standard by admixture with papain of lower activity, lactose, or other suitable diluents.
    • One USP Unit of Papain activity is that which releases the equivalent of 1 μg of tyrosine from a specified casein substrate under the conditions of the Assay, using the enzyme concentration that liberates 40 μg of tyrosine per mL of Sample solution.

    Regulatory & Compliance

    USP Reference Standards

    USP Papain RS

    Storage & Handling

    Storage Information

    Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers, and store in a cool place.