Accepted name: ficain
Reaction: Similar to that of papain
Other name(s): ficin; debricin; higueroxyl delabarre
Comments: The major proteolytic component of the latex of fig, Ficus glabrata. Cysteine endopeptidases with similar properties are present in other members of the large genus Ficus. In peptidase family C1 (papain family).
1.  Liener, I.E. and Friedenson, B. Ficin. Methods Enzymol. 19 (1970) 261–273.
2.  Brocklehurst, K., Willenbrock, F. and Salih, E. Cysteine proteinases. In: Neuberger, A. and Brocklehurst, K. (Eds), New Comprehensive Biochemistry: Hydrolytic Enzymes, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1987, pp. 39–158.
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