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Meat tenderizers and man of war toxins

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Meat tenderizers and man of war toxins

Postby janhen » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:57 pm

Meat tenderizers are used as home remedies for treating portuguese man of war stings. In this case, what class of organic compounds do you suppose the toxins released by the man of war belongs?

I know that meats are tenderized by papain, a protease that breaks down the protein in meat to make it tender and easy to digest
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Postby mith » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:03 pm

then you have your answer...
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Postby janhen » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:08 pm

So the toxins are made out of protein?
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Postby mith » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:01 pm

Can you think of another reason?
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