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Chitin, Chitosan, and Related Enzymes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127809502, 9780323149976

Chitin, Chitosan, and Related Enzymes

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Editor: John Zikakis
eBook ISBN: 9780323149976
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th December 1984
Page Count: 448
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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




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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