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A Protease type enzyme that hydrolyzes proteins. Rennin is a digestive enzyme that is secreted by the glands of the stomach. It curdles milk and is used to make Casein and cheese. Pure rennin is a yellowish-white powder that is soluble in ethanol. Rennet, the dried extract of the stomach lining, is the major source of rennin.

Synonyms and Related Terms

rennase; chymosin; rennet

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in ethanol. Slightly soluble in water except at pH 4.5

CAS 9001-98-3
Molecular Weight mol. wt. about 31,000

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