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Bromelain: an overview of industrial application and purification strategies

Mohd Arshad, Zatul Iffah and Amid, Azura and Yusof, Faridah and Jaswir, Irwandi and Ahmad, Kausar and Loke, Show Pau (2014) Bromelain: an overview of industrial application and purification strategies. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98 (14). pp. 7283-7297. ISSN 0175-7598

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Abstract

Abstract This review highlights the use of bromelain in various applications with up-to-date literature on the purification of bromelain from pineapple fruit and waste such as peel, core, crown, and leaves. Bromelain, a cysteine protease, has been exploited commercially inmany applications in the food, beverage, tenderization, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and textile industries. Researchers worldwide have been directing their interest to purification strategies by applying conventional and modern approaches, such as manipulating the pH, affinity, hydrophobicity, and temperature conditions in accord with the unique properties of bromelain. The amount of downstream processing will depend on its intended application in industries. The breakthrough of recombinant DNA technology has facilitated the large-scale production and purification of recombinant bromelain for novel applications in the future.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3688/37128
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bromelain, Cysteine protease, Purification, Recombinant bromelain
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Azura Amid
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 11:05
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 14:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37128

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