CHEBI:16261 - chitosan

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ChEBI Name chitosan
ChEBI ID CHEBI:16261
Definition An aminoglycan consisting of β-(1→4)-linked D-glucosamine residues.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:13964, CHEBI:3599
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Formula H2O(C6H11NO4)n
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Metabolite of Species Details
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCBI:txid4932) Source: yeast.sf.net See: PubMed
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite
Any fungal metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae ).
Application(s): plant activator
Any compound that protects plants by activating their defence mechanisms.
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Outgoing chitosan (CHEBI:16261) has role Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite (CHEBI:75772)
chitosan (CHEBI:16261) has role plant activator (CHEBI:73182)
chitosan (CHEBI:16261) is a aminoglycan (CHEBI:22506)
chitosan (CHEBI:16261) is a exopolysaccharide (CHEBI:72813)
chitosan (CHEBI:16261) is conjugate base of cationic chitosan (CHEBI:57704)
Incoming cationic chitosan (CHEBI:57704) is conjugate acid of chitosan (CHEBI:16261)
IUPAC Name
(1→4)-2-amino-2-deoxy-β-D-glucan
INN Source
poliglusam ChemIDplus
Synonyms Sources
[4)-β-D-GlcpN(1→]n IUPAC
beta-1,4-Poly-D-glucosamine KEGG COMPOUND
Chitosan KEGG COMPOUND
Deacetylchitin ChemIDplus
Manual Xrefs Databases
C00734 KEGG COMPOUND
G10536 KEGG GLYCAN
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Registry Number Type Source
9012-76-4 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Last Modified
15 August 2016