From Big Medical Encyclopedia

HIMOZYN (synonym: rennin, rennin, chymase) — proteol i-tichesky the enzyme which is contained in digestive juice of the fourth stomach of young ruminants; peptide-hydrolases (KF concerns to group. Causes curdling of milk; on properties and specificity it is close to pepsin (see), differs from it in higher curdleing and lower proteolytic activity. Chymosin is applied in the food industry at preparation of cheeses.

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