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Keyword - Chitin-binding (KW-0147)


Protein which binds chitin, a linear polysaccharide consisting of (1->4)-beta-linked D-glucosamine residues, most of which are N-acetylated. The 30-43 amino acids long chitin-binding domain contains several conserved glycine and cysteines residues. The conserved cysteines form disulfide bonds. Chitin-binding domains have been found in plant, fungal and bacterial proteins.




chitin binding [ GO:0008061 ]



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