The Discovery of Enzyme

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The Discovery of Enzyme

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Existence of enzymes came to be understood in 19th century, the "century of science". In 1833, substance that saccharifies starch was extracted from malt solution and named diastase.

This was a first enzyme discovered. Subsequently, invertase, trypsin, laccase and phytase were discovered.

In 1926, urease was crystallised and then urease gradually came to be thought as a protein.


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