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Category:GO:0004568 ! chitinase activity

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DAG for GO:0004568id: GO:0004568

name: chitinase activity
namespace: molecular_function
def: "Catalysis of the hydrolysis of (1->4)-beta linkages of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) polymers of chitin and chitodextrins." [EC:, GOC:bf, GOC:kah, GOC:pde, PMID:11468293]
subset: gosubset_prok
synonym: "1,4-beta-poly-N-acetylglucosaminidase activity" EXACT [EC:]
synonym: "beta-1,4-poly-N-acetyl glucosamidinase activity" EXACT [EC:]
synonym: "chitodextrinase activity" EXACT [EC:]
synonym: "poly-beta-glucosaminidase activity" EXACT [EC:]
synonym: "poly[1,4-(N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminide)] glycanohydrolase activity" EXACT [EC:]
xref: EC:
xref: MetaCyc:
is_a: GO:0004553 ! hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds


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