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MP Biomedicals™ Papain from Papaya Latex

Sulfhydryl protease from Carica papaya latex

Manufacturer:  MP Biomedicals™ 0210092125

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Catalog No. ICN10092125



Papain cleaves peptide bonds of basic amino acids, leucine, or glycine. It is also hydrolyzes esters and amides.

  • CAS Number: 9001-73-4
  • EC Number: 232-627-2
  • MDL Number: MFCD00131791
  • Format: Milky white solution
  • Specific Activity: ≤10 units/mg Protein
  • Extinction coefficient: 25.0
  • Isoelectric point (pI): pH 9.6
  • Optimum pH: 6.0 to 7.0

Used to produce Fab fragments of antibodies, cell dissociation, morphological isolation of intact cortical neurons from postnatal rats. Limited papaindigestion is used for structural studies of enzymes and other proteins. In addition, papain is used in red cell serology to modify red cell surface to enhance or destroy reactivity of many red cell antigens. Useful for platelet serology studies and has also been used in enzymatic synthesis of amino acids, peptides, and other molecules.



Milky White
Produce Fab fragments of Antibodies, cell dissociation, morphological isolation of intact cortical neurons from Postnatal Rats
Sulfhydryl groups including heavy Metals, Carbonyl reagents, Aldehydes, Benzoylamidoacetonitrile, AEBSF, antipain, cystatin, E-64, leupeptin, PMSF, TLCK and TPCK
Papaya Latex
6 to 7
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