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Enzyme Therapy: Current Perspectives.

Authors
  • UmaMaheswari, Thiyagamoorthy
  • Hemalatha, Thiagarajan
  • Sankaranarayanan, Palavesam
  • Puvanakrishnan, Rengarajulu
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of experimental biology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
54
Issue
1
Pages
7–16
Identifiers
PMID: 26891548
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Enzymes control all metabolic processes in human system from simple digestion of food to highly complex immune response. Physiological reactions occuring in healthy individuals are disturbed when enzymes are deficient or absent. Enzymes are administered for normalizing biological function in certain pathologies. Initially, crude proteolytic enzymes were used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Recent advances have enabled enzyme therapy as a promising tool in the treatment of cardiovascular, oncological and hereditary diseases. Now, a spectrum of other diseases are also covered under enzyme therapy. But, the available information on the use of enzymes as therapeutic agents for different diseases is scanty. This review details the enzymes which have been used to treat various diseases/disorders.

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