Chitin synthase (IPR004835)

Short name: Chitin_synth

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Chitin synthase (EC:, also known as chitin-UDP acetyl-glucosaminyl transferase, is a plasma membrane-bound protein which catalyses the conversion of UDP-N-acettyl-D-glucosamine and {(1,4)-(N-acetyl- beta-D-glucosaminyl)}(N) to UDP and {(1,4)-(N-acetyl-beta-D- glucosaminyl)}(N+1). It plays a major role in cell wall biogenesis.

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0016758 transferase activity, transferring hexosyl groups

Cellular Component

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