Progress and Prospect of Chitin Deacetylase
WANG Hao;WU Li;ZHU Xiao-hua;LIU Wang-wang;YANG Gong-ming;Collage of Food Science,South China Agricultural University;
Chitin deacetylase( CDA,E. C. 3. 5. 1. 41) is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of acetamine groups of N-glucosamine in chitin,promoting the conversion to chitosan,a glucosamine polymer. Because of its unique properties,chitosan is widely used in medicine,food,chemical,cosmetics and so on. The present researches on CDA are reviewed. It includes the source,the purification and characterization,the structure and catalytic mechanism,the expression of gene cloning and applications prospect of the CDA,with analyzing the main research direction in the future are the expression of gene cloning,substrate modification and structure and catalytic mechanism of CDA.
【CateGory Index】： Q55