Term Information [More information on chitinase activity]

Accession
GO:0004568
Name
chitinase activity
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
1,4-beta-poly-N-acetylglucosaminidase activity, beta-1,4-poly-N-acetyl glucosamidinase activity, chitodextrinase activity, poly-beta-glucosaminidase activity, poly[1,4-(N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminide)] glycanohydrolase activity
Definition
Catalysis of the hydrolysis of (1->4)-beta linkages of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) polymers of chitin and chitodextrins. Source: PMID:11468293, EC:3.2.1.14, GOC:pde, GOC:kah, GOC:bf
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0004568 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
Community
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Ancestors of chitinase activity (GO:0004568)
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chitinase activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
chitinase activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) metabolic process (GO:0008152)
chitinase activity [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) molecular_function (GO:0003674)
chitinase activity [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) catalytic activity (GO:0003824)
chitinase activity [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) hydrolase activity (GO:0016787)
chitinase activity [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) hydrolase activity, acting on glycosyl bonds (GO:0016798)
chitinase activity [is_a relation] is_a  hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds (GO:0004553)
Children of chitinase activity (GO:0004568)
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endochitinase activity (GO:0008843) [is_a relation] is_a  chitinase activity
exochitinase activity (GO:0035885) [is_a relation] is_a  chitinase activity
EC
3.2.1.14
MetaCyc
3.2.1.14-RXN