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Chitin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Chitin
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.078.139
D09.698.211
Unique ID
D002686
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002686
Scope Note
A linear polysaccharide of beta-1->4 linked units of ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE. It is the second most abundant biopolymer on earth, found especially in INSECTS and FUNGI. When deacetylated it is called CHITOSAN.
Registry Number
1398-61-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Chitin
NLM Classification #
QU 83
Previous Indexing
Polysaccharides (1966)
Public MeSH Note
72
History Note
72(67)
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
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