Chitin, Chitosan, and Related Enzymes

Chitin, Chitosan, and Related Enzymes

1st Edition - December 19, 1984

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  • Editor: John Zikakis
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149976

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Chitin, Chitosan, and Related Enzymes documents the proceedings of a four-day joint United States-Japan seminar held at the University of Delaware. The said seminar is aimed to explore the potential of the application of chitin, chitosan, and related products in different scientific fields. The book is divided into six parts. Part I covers the application of chitin and chitosan to pharmaceutical preparations. Part II discusses the applications of chitin and its derivatives. Part III features chitin and chitosan in relation to enzymology and genetic engineering. Respectively covered in Parts IV, V, and VI are the chemical and physical structure of chitin and chitosan; biochemical and physiological properties of chitin and its derivatives; the effects of phosphate on chitin production; and the development of chitin as a suture as well as for orthopedic uses. The text is recommended for biochemists who would like to know more or make further studies about the different applications of chitin, chitosan, and related enzymes.

Table of Contents

  • Contents



    Introduction: Chitin: Accomplishments and Perspectives

    Part I Drug Delivery, Sustained Release, and Pharmaceuticals

    Partially Deacetylated Chitin: Its Use in Self-Regulated Drug Delivery Systems

    Application of Chitin and Chitosan to Pharmaceutical Preparations

    Synthesis and Characterization of Chitin Pendently Substituted with the Herbicide Metribuzin

    Part II Novel Applications of Chitin, Chitosan,and Their Derivatives

    The Effect of Chitinous Materials on the Intestinal Microflora and the Utilization of Whey in Monogastric Animals

    Several Novel Attempts for the Use of the Potential Functions of Chitin and Chitosan

    Action of Amino Polymers on Iron Status, Gut Morphology, and Cholesterol Levels in the Rat

    Biomedical Applications of Chitin and Chitosan

    The Permeability of Chitin Films to Water and Solutes

    Part III Enzymology and Genetic Enzyme Engineering

    Purification and Characterization of Chitosanase from Streptomyces Griseus

    Chitosanases: Occurrence, Production, and Immobilization

    Chitinolytic Activity of Commercially Available /ß-Glucosidase

    Genetic Improvement of Chitinase Production by Serratia Marcescens

    Cloning Of Vibrio harveyi Chitinase and Chitobiase Genes in Escherichia Coli

    Part IV Chemical and Physical Structure of Chitin and Chitosan

    Chitin Solvents and Solubility Parameters

    Chemical Composition and Some Properties of Crustacean Chitin Prepared by Use of Proteolytic Activity of Pseudomonas Maltophilia LC102

    The Structure of Chitin-Protein Complexes

    Ultraviolet Absorption Spectra of Microcrystalline Chitins

    Part V Biological and Physicochemical Properties of Chitin and Its Derivatives

    Chitosan, a Natural Regulator in Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interactions, Increases Crop Yields

    Physicochemical, Biochemical, and Biological Properties of Chitin Derivatives

    X-Ray Diffraction Study on Chitosan-Metal Complexes

    Attachment of Sugars on Lipid-Linked Chitobiosyl Unit for the Initial Assembly of Oligosaccharide Moieties of Asparagine-Linked Glycoproteins in Different Eukaryotic Systems

    Chitin-Binding Lectins from Fungi

    Solution Properties of Chitosan: Chain Conformation

    Part VI Supplemental Paper and Notes

    Effects of Phosphate on Streptomyces griseus Chitinase Production

    Development of Absorbable Sutures from Chitin

    Characteristics of Chitin for Orthopedic Use


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  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: December 19, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149976

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John Zikakis

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