The rennet activity of chymo-trypsin (or pepsin) is conveniently measured by allowing a standard solution of milk to which chymotrypsin has been added to flow slowly through a graduated pipette and observing the rate and distance of flow of the milk before it clots. The time required for chymo-trypsin to clot milk may be calculated from these observations. The rennet activity is expressed as the reciprocal of the time in minutes required for 1 ml. of enzyme solution to clot 10 ml. of standard milk powder solution.
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Article| March 20 1935
A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RENNET ACTIVITY OF CHYMO-TRYPSIN
From the Laboratories of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Princeton, N. J.
Accepted: May 28 1934
Online Issn: 1540-7748
Print Issn: 0022-1295
Copyright, 1935, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
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M. Kunitz; A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RENNET ACTIVITY OF CHYMO-TRYPSIN . J Gen Physiol 20 March 1935; 18 (4): 459–466. doi: https://doi.org/10.1085/jgp.18.4.459
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