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Chitinases MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Chitinases
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.277.450.207
Unique ID
D002688
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002688
Scope Note
Glycoside hydrolases that break down glycosidic bonds in CHITIN. They are important for insect and worm morphogenesis and plant defense against pathogens. Human chitinases may play a role in the etiology of allergies and asthma.
Entry Term(s)
Chitinase
Endochitinase
Registry Number
EC 3.2.1.14
CAS Type 1 Name
Poly(1,4-(N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminide)) glycanohydrolase
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Chitinases Preferred
Endochitinase Narrower
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