Low-Molecular-Weight Protease Inhibitors of Microbial Origin

  • Kazuo Umezawa
  • Takaaki Aoyagi
  • Wataru Tanaka
  • Tomio Takeuchi


Various protease inhibitors are contained in plants used for human consumption. For example, soybeans contain a specific trypsin inhibitor. Such inhibitors may play a role in controlling carcinogenesis in the digestive tract. Others are found in the bloodstream and tissues of animals, and it is possible that they function to suppress carcinogenesis in the body. These protease inhibitors from plants and animals are all proteins.


Microbial Origin Ganoderic Acid Thiol Protease Cancer Chemopreventive Agent Endopeptidase Inhibitor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Umezawa
    • 1
  • Takaaki Aoyagi
    • 2
  • Wataru Tanaka
    • 2
  • Tomio Takeuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityKohoku-ku, YokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Microbial ChemistryShinagawa-ku, TokyoJapan

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