Chitin itself is the subject of exciting medical experiments.
Chitin Metabolism in Insects (PDF Download Available)
In general, chitin deposition occurs in two major extracellular structures of insects, the cuticle that overlays the epidermis, and the peritrophic membrane (PM) that lines the midgut.
Chitin Metabolism in Insects Part 1 - what-when-how
On the other hand, isolated, purified chitin is a plain polysaccharide that, at the nano level, presents itself as a highly associated structure, recently refined in terms of regularity, nature of bonds, crystallinity degree and unusual colloidal behavior.
Chitin is found in insects and fungus and ..
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