Search
Descriptor English: Chitin
Descriptor Spanish: Quitina
Descriptor Portuguese: Quitina
Descriptor French: Chitine
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.139
D09.698.211
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002686
Scope note: A linear polysaccharide of beta-1->4 linked units of ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE. It is the second most abundant biopolymer on earth, found especially in INSECTS and FUNGI. When deacetylated it is called CHITOSAN.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Registry Number: 1398-61-4
CAS Type 1 Name: Chitin
Previous Indexing: Polysaccharides (1966)
Public MeSH Note: 72
History Note: 72(67)
DeCS ID: 2732
Unique ID: D002686
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/07/07
Chitin - Preferred
Concept UI M0004099
Scope note A linear polysaccharide of beta-1->4 linked units of ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE. It is the second most abundant biopolymer on earth, found especially in INSECTS and FUNGI. When deacetylated it is called CHITOSAN.
Preferred term Chitin



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey