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Chitin Research Revisited
School of Biotechnology, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30000, Thailand
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Received: 2 May 2010; in revised form: 24 May 2010 / Accepted: 8 June 2010 / Published: 28 June 2010
Abstract: Two centuries after the discovery of chitin, it is widely accepted that this biopolymer is an important biomaterial in many aspects. Numerous studies on chitin have focused on its biomedical applications. In this review, various aspects of chitin research including sources, structure, biosynthesis, chitinolytic enzyme, chitin binding protein, genetic engineering approach to produce chitin, chitin and evolution, and a wide range of applications in bio- and nanotechnology will be dealt with.
Keywords: chitin; chitosan; chito-oligosaccharide; application; nanotechnology; biotechnology; nanobiotechnology
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Khoushab, F.; Yamabhai, M. Chitin Research Revisited. Mar. Drugs 2010, 8, 1988-2012.
Khoushab F, Yamabhai M. Chitin Research Revisited. Marine Drugs. 2010; 8(7):1988-2012.
Khoushab, Feisal; Yamabhai, Montarop. 2010. "Chitin Research Revisited." Mar. Drugs 8, no. 7: 1988-2012.