chitinase


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chitinase

[′kīt·ən‚ās]
(biochemistry)
An externally secreted digestive enzyme produced by certain microorganisms and invertebrates that hydrolyzes chitin.
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Segmental Allergen Challenge Enhances Chitinase Activity and Levels of CCL18 in Mild Atopic Asthma.
Research from the USA may have identified a potential link between insect dust and the activity of an enzyme, acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) an enzyme located in lung epithelial cells.
The soluble protein content in mycelia was significantly increased, the N-acetyl glucosamine content and chitinase activity was significantly reduced, but the sugar content was unaffected by camptothecin at 100 ug/mL after 12 h and 24 h treatment.
Chitinase and a -1,3-glucanase has been observed to get directly involved in mycoparasitic mechanism between Trichoderma spp.
r2 chitinase production were determined using one variable at time technique (OVAT) in shake flasks (submerged fermentation).
harzianum was found to restrain enzymes of foliar pathogens, the activities of exo-endopolygalacturonase, pectin methyl esterase, pectatelyase, chitinase and cutinase, which are thought to be involved in mycoparasitism process in leaves infested with fungi (Sharma et al.
Also, a chitinase is known to exist in this species, probably for the purpose of molting, but activity in the gut or a role in digestion remains to be shown.
Ten chitinase genes were found differentially expressed in defense response against whip smut (Su et al.
Chitinase activity was determined by mixing 20 [micro]L of crude extract, 50 [micro]L 60 mM Tris-HCl at pH 8, and 530 [micro]L substrate (C3[O.
We were so lucky to have encountered an appropriate chitinase from the first experiment.
oviparasitica is believed to produce appressoria as well as chitinase enzyme (Stirling and Mankau, 1979) which might be responsible for successful penetration into eggs, eggmasses and J2.
Meanwhile, Anwar Khan s/o Munir Ahmed was awarded degree in the subject of Molecular Biology after approval of his thesis entitled 'Expression Studies of Barley Chitinase Gene in Potato'.