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What is Myrosinase?

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Myrosinases are present in many bacteria, fungi, and edible plants, including those of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) family. The enzyme hydrolyzes the S-glucosidic bond of a glucosinolate substrate to form an unstable aglycone that rearranges with the loss of sulfate primarily to the isothiocyanate, though thiocyanates and nitriles are also formed. Many of the isothiocyanate products of aliphatic and aromatic glucosinolates have cancer chemopreventive properties.