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Information on EC 3.2.1.132 - chitosanase

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A whole spectrum of chitosanases are now known (for more details, see {http://rbrzezinski.recherche.usherbrooke.ca/::http://rbrzezinski.recherche.usherbrooke.ca/}). They can hydrolyse various types of links in chitosan. The only constant property is the endohydrolysis of GlcN-GlcN links, which is common to all known chitosanases. One known chitosanase is limited to this link recognition , while the majority can also recognize GlcN-GlcNAc links or GlcNAc-GlcN links but not both. They also do not recognize GlcNAc-GlcNAc links in partly acetylated chitosan.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota
Synonyms
endo-chitosanase, chitosanase ii, endochitosanase, pgchp, n174 chitosanase, mh-k1 chitosanase, mschito, cho-gg, sacte_5457, family 46 chitosanase, more
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Endohydrolysis of beta-(1->4)-linkages between D-glucosamine residues in a partly acetylated chitosan
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