CHEBI:17029 - chitin

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ChEBI Name chitin
ChEBI ID CHEBI:17029
Definition An aminoglycan consisting of β-(1→4)-linked N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:13962, CHEBI:23099, CHEBI:3596
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Formula H2O(C8H13NO5)n
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Metabolite of Species Details
Homo sapiens (NCBI:9606) See: DOI
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): human metabolite
Any mammalian metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in humans (Homo sapiens).
Application(s): vulnerary
A drug used in treating and healing of wounds.
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Outgoing chitin (CHEBI:17029) has role human metabolite (CHEBI:77746)
chitin (CHEBI:17029) has role vulnerary (CHEBI:73336)
chitin (CHEBI:17029) is a N-acylglucosamine (CHEBI:21638)
chitin (CHEBI:17029) is a aminoglycan (CHEBI:22506)
IUPAC Name
(1→4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-β-D-glucan
Synonyms Sources
[1,4-(N-Acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminyl)]n KEGG COMPOUND
[4)-β-D-GlcpNAc(1→]n IUPAC
beta-1,4-Poly-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine KEGG COMPOUND
Chitin KEGG COMPOUND
chitin IUPAC
chitin UniProt
Database Links Databases
C00461 KEGG COMPOUND
G10483 KEGG GLYCAN
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Registry Number Type Source
1398-61-4 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
Last Modified
24 March 2015
General Comment
2004-05-20 Cellulose-like biopolymer consisting predominantly of unbranched chains of β-(1→4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose