What is chitosan?
Chitosan is a polysaccharide found in chitin.
chitosans Modified chitin, marketed as a fat binder to reduce fat absorption and aid weight reduction, with little evidence of efficacy. Also used as protein-flocculating agents.
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You are advertising a product which contains chitosan which is not kosher. However liquids are only being being filtered through chitosan. Is it or is it not kosher.?
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The feasibility of chitosan as an alternative preservative in meat curing?
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Where to buy chitin chitosan organic fertelizer in the us?
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Materials and methods of post harvest shelflife of table bananas with chitosan coating?
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Why you are using kcl in the calibration of uv visible spectrophotometer?
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What is a substance in horseshoe crab shells that is used to make sutures and bandages?
Chitin is a modified polysaccharide (long-chain polymer of glucose) that comprises the shells of arthropods and is also found in fungi and amphibians, among other groups. The chitin is processed into chitosan, a substance with hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial properties, particularly toward gram negative bacteria, such as E-coli and Vibrio species. Chitosan also has a positive charge, while our blood cells have a negative charge. Bandages made from chitosan will create a barrier to arterial blood flow to stop bleeding, and also promote healing up to 40% in wounds and burns. Chitosan bandages are saving lives and are now made from shrimp shells, typically a discarded by-product of shrimp processing.
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What does it mean - vivo po rela?
vivo po rela mean In this study, in vivo antitumor activity of chitosan nanoparticles against .... a Administration routes, iv means intravenous injection; po means oral vivo po rela mean In this study, in vivo antitumor activity of chitosan nanoparticles against .... a Administration routes, iv means intravenous injection; po means oral
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Do plants have chitin?
No. However, when plants are exposed to chitin, it tends to elicit a defensive response from the plant. In this way, chitin and chitosan (the deacetylated form of chitin) are often used as biopesticides in agriculture, as opposed to toxic chemicals. This interesting plant response is most likely an evolutionary adaptation by plants to insects, since chitin forms the exoskeletons of insects (which feed on such plants).
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List examples of natural polymers?
cellulose Starch (amylose and amylopectin) proteins silk, spider webs are also poly-peptides (proteins) and are natural polymers polyhydroxyalkanoates (natural polyesters made by bacteria as food reserves) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) Natural Rubber Many polysacharides: Xanthan gum, B-Glucans, chitosan (from crab, shrimp, lobster shells) Enkephaline