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Comparative structural analysis of fruit and stem bromelain from Ananas comosus

Ramli, Aizi Nor Mazila and Abdul Manas, Nor Hasmaliana and Abdul Hamid, Azzmer Azzar and Abd. Hamid, Hazrulrizawati and Md. Illias, Rosli (2018) Comparative structural analysis of fruit and stem bromelain from Ananas comosus. Food Chemistry, 266 . pp. 183-191. ISSN 0308-8146

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.05.125


Cysteine proteases in pineapple (Ananas comosus) plants are phytotherapeutical agents that demonstrate anti-edematous, anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic and fibrinolytic activities. Bromelain has been identified as an active component and as a major protease of A. comosus. Bromelain has gained wide acceptance and compliance as a phytotherapeutical drug. The proteolytic fraction of pineapple stem is termed stem bromelain, while the one presents in the fruit is known as fruit bromelain. The amino acid sequence and domain analysis of the fruit and stem bromelains demonstrated several differences and similarities of these cysteine protease family members. In addition, analysis of the modelled fruit (BAA21848) and stem (CAA08861) bromelains revealed the presence of unique properties of the predicted structures. Sequence analysis and structural prediction of stem and fruit bromelains of A. comosus along with the comparison of both structures provides a new insight on their distinct properties for industrial application.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Amino acid analysis, Fruit bromelain
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:84353
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:28 Dec 2019 09:48
Last Modified:28 Dec 2019 09:48

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