IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


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, MEROPS, Metacyc, 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. [PMID: 36921]

[EC created 1972]

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