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Chitin Synthase MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chitin Synthase
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.913.400.450.460.200
Unique ID
D002687
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002687
Scope Note
An enzyme that converts UDP glucosamine into chitin and UDP. EC 2.4.1.16.
Entry Term(s)
Chitin Synthase 1
Chitin Synthetase 2
Chitin-UDP Acetylglucosaminyltransferase
trans-N-Acetylglucosaminosylase
Registry Number
EC 2.4.1.16
Related Numbers
9030-18-6
CAS Type 1 Name
UDP-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine:chitin 4-beta-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase
Previous Indexing
Chitin (1974)
Glucosamine (1974)
Hexosyltransferases (1974)
Uridine Diphosphate Sugars (1974)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASES 1979-90; was see under HEXOSYLTRANSFERASES 1975-78
History Note
91(75); was see under GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASES 1979-90; was see under HEXOSYLTRANSFERASES 1975-78
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/19
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Chitin Synthase Preferred
Chitin Synthetase 2 Narrower
Chitin Synthase 1 Narrower
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