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Chitin Summary

Description: 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.

Key Diseases for which Chitin is Relevant

  1. Infection : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 97 results
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 1 outcome 6 studies in 52 results
  3. Hypersensitivity (Allergy) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 25 results
  4. Polycystic Kidney Diseases (Polycystic Kidney Disease) : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results
  5. Eosinophilia : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results
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Drugs Related to Chitin

  1. Chitosan
  2. Glucosamine (Dona)
  3. Carrier Proteins (Binding Protein)
  4. Immunoglobulin E (IgE)
  5. Collagen
  6. Cytokines
  7. Nitrogen
  8. fluphenacur (lufenuron)
  9. Interleukin-12 (IL 12)
  10. Ligases
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Therapies Related to Chitin

  1. Oral Administration
  2. Intranasal Administration
  3. Microspheres (Microsphere)
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  5. Catheters
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