Nattokinase is a natural enzyme derived from fermented soy and the bacteria Bacillus natto. The name "Nattokinase" was given to the enzyme by Dr. Sumi, a professor in the Department of Chemical Technology, College of Science and Industrial Technology, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, in 1980. It shows promise as a fibrinolytic in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases including thrombosis, hypertension, and stroke.

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Natto (Nattokinase)
History and scientific details of the soy product and the fibrinolytic enzyme it contains. [Information in English and Japanese]
Nattokinase: The Enzyme of Enzymes
Article describing the effect of this enzyme and an interview with Dr. Nicholas Calvino, the article's author.
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January 2, 2007 at 16:33:27 UTC
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