A highly active stable endopeptidase with a broad spectrum of action was isolated by E. Merk's Darmstadt Biochemical Research Department in 1970 from a culture filtrate of the fungus, Tritirachium album Limber, suitable for both protein and nucleic acid isolation, it exhibits proteolytic activity on proteins, peptides, glycoproteins, amides and esters. Also active with nitroanilides of amino acids with protected amino groups, excluding arginine.
Pancreatin 4x, U.S.P.
Pancreatin is a mixture of digestive enzymes produced by the exocrine cells of the pancreas. It is composed of amylase, lipase and protease. The trypsin found in pancreatin works to hydrolyze proteins into oligopeptides; amylase hydrolyzes starches into oligosaccharides and the disaccharide maltose; and lipase hydrolyzes triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerols.