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Chitin is a polysaccharide.

The degradation of chitin and cellulose is dependent on the processivity of degrading enzymes.
(Nature Communications, )

Chitin, collagen and various proteins ensure that the calcium carbonate grows in these defined layers.
(Science Daily - News, )

Shrimp, crab and lobster shells contain chitin, a biopolymer that can be used to make an eco-foam but usually just goes to waste.
(Jeff Kart, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/ in Forbes - Technology, )

Proteins containing LysM domains recognize polysaccharides such as chitin and peptidoglycan, the main components of fungal and bacterial cell walls.
(Nature Communications, )

Here, the authors sequence the genomes of P. jirovecii and two other Pneumocystis species, and show the unexpected absence of chitin (a near universal fungal cell wall component).
(Nature Communications, )

Chitosan obtained from the insects’ and crustaceans’ chitin was modified to produce the phthaloylchitosan electrolyte for the dye-sensitized solar cells with efficiency of more than 7%.
(Science Daily - News, )

The lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease, new research in mice shows.
(Science Daily - News, )

The research demonstrates that chitin, a molecule that was previously thought to be absent in vertebrates and that has been shown to trigger an allergy/immune reaction in mammals, is endogenously produced in fishes and amphibians.
(Science Daily - News, )

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