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Pineapple contains bromelain, a mixture of two protein-digesting enzymes (called proteases), a corrosive chemical that breaks down amino acids (that’s why pineapple is an effective and delicious meat tenderizer).
HIV protease inhibitors, for example – for which there's sufficient knowledge to guide chemists' discovery efforts.
As late as 1994, after more than a decade of organization and activism and research, the activists had split between centrists and radicals, and the new class of drugs, protease inhibitors, were failing in early clinical trials.
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