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Accepted name: chitin deacetylase
Reaction: chitin + H2O = chitosan + acetate
Systematic name: chitin amidohydrolase
Comments: Hydrolyses the N-acetamido groups of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in chitin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 56379-60-3
1.  Araki, Y. and Ito, E. A pathway of chitosan formation in Mucor rouxii: enzymatic deacetylation of chitin. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 56 (1974) 669–675. [DOI] [PMID: 4826874]
[EC created 1976]

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