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Abstract

Extraction and study of certain physico-chemical properties of a new proteolytic enzyme from the latex of jatropha curcas linn.

Author(s): LK Nath, SK Dutta
Dept. of Pharmacy, Jadavpur University, Calcutta-700 032,

Correspondence Address:
L K Nath

A new ptoteolytic enzyme was extracted from the latex of Jatropha curcas and it was mnamed "curcain". The isoelectric point of the enzyme was determined and the proteclytic activity studied with milk, and casien as substrates. The temperature and pH for optimum activity and effect of some activators and inhibitors on its activity is reported.