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Accepted name: asclepain
Reaction: Similar to that of papain
Comments: From the latex of milkweed, Asclepias syriaca. It has multiple forms, and is in peptidase family C1 (papain family)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, MEROPS, CAS registry number: 37288-80-5
1.  Brockbank, W.J. and Lynn, K.R. Purification and preliminary characterization of two asclepains from the latex of Asclepias syriaca L. (milkweed). Biochim. Biophys. Acta 578 (1979) 13–22. [DOI] [PMID: 36921]
[EC created 1972]

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