Medical applications of enzymes
a. Streptokinase or irokinase is sometimes used to lyse intravascular blood clots.
b. Gastrointestinal tract enzymes (pepsin, trypsin and lipase) are given to patients suffering from indigestion.
c. Enzyme asparaginase is used as an anticancer drug.
d. Enzymes are used to diagonose various diseases such as AIDS.
e. Immobilized enzymes like glucose oxidase (GOD) and peroxidase (POD) are used for the estimation of blood glucose.
Serum enzymes are used as markers to detect the cellular damage which in turn helps in the diagnosis of diseases.