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Substance Name: Chitinase
RN: 9001-06-3


  • Exhibits increased activity in plasma of patients with type 1 Gaucher disease.
  • Glycoside hydrolases that break down glycosidic bonds in CHITIN. They are important for insect and worm morphogenesis and plant defense against pathogens. Human chitinases may play a role in the etiology of allergies and asthma.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Natural Product
  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Headings

  • Chitinase
  • Chitinases


  • Chitobiase
  • Chitodextrinase
  • Chitotriosidase
  • E.C.
  • EC
  • EINECS 232-578-7
  • Endochitinase
  • Glucanase
  • K 312C
  • Laminarase
  • Poly-beta-glucosaminidase

Systematic Name

  • Chitinase

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9001-06-3

Other Registry Number

  • 176591-25-6

System Generated Number

  • 0009001063


Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 unreported 750mg/kg (750mg/kg)   "CRC Handbook of Antibiotic Compounds," Vols.1- , Berdy, J., Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 1980Vol. 4(2), Pg. 305, 1980.