Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PB-0000606
Title: Proteolytic Enzymes of Some Laticiferous Plants Belonging to Khandesh Region of Maharashtra, India
Category: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Section: Research Article
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    To identify the potent source of protease that can be used as ideal milk clotting enzyme(s) in handmade dairy products of latex obtained from twenty one plant species belonging to Northern (Khandesh) region of Maharashtra, India, was analyzed for caseinolytic activity, milk clotting activity, gelatinolytic activity and peroxidase activity. Highest caseinolytic activity was noted in latex of Pedilanthus tithymaloides (L.) Poit., followed by Ficus carica L., Calotropis gigantea (L.) R. Br. and Carica papaya L. Moderate caseinolytic activity was seen in Euphorbia milii Desmoul., Ficus hispida L.f. and Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br., and remaining plants possess less activity. Milk clotting activity was found highest in stem latex of Euphorbia nivulia L., followed by Carica papaya L., Ficus carica L., Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br., and Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) R. Br. Six plants showed moderate milk clotting activity, however, such activity was not noticed in remaining six plants. Highest gelatinolytic activity was found in the latex of twelve plants, lowest in four plants and remaining plants were devoid of such activity. The result of present study reveals some promising identification of few laticiferous plant species for their possible proteolytic activity. A comparative account on enzymes viz., caseinolytic activity, milk clotting activity, gelatinolytic activity and peroxidase activity are discussed in the present research.

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    Author(s) Name:

    Shamkant B. Badgujar* and Raghunath T. Mahajan1

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    Department of Biotechnology, SSBT’s, College of Engineering and Technology, Bambhori, Post Box No. 94, NH – 6, Jalgaon: 425001, Maharashtra
    1Department of Biotechnology, Moolji Jaitha College, Jalgaon: 425002, Maharashtra


    Received on: 20-05-2009; Accepted on:15-07-2009

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    Shamkant B. Badgujar* and Raghunath T. Mahajan1

    Title:Proteolytic Enzymes of Some Laticiferous Plants Belonging to Khandesh Region of Maharashtra, India
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (September)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (1434-1437)
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    Methodology:Proteolytic activity,
    Research Materials:Euphorbia nivulia

Keywords

Proteolytic activity Milk coagulation Gelatination Laticiferous plants Euphorbia nivulia

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