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chitin metabolic process (GO:0006030)
Annotations: Rat: (6) Mouse: (9) Human: (6) Chinchilla: (2) Bonobo: (3) Dog: (4) Squirrel: (2) Pig: (6)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
aminoglycan biosynthetic process +   
aminoglycan catabolic process +   
chitin metabolic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways involving chitin, a linear polysaccharide consisting of beta-(1->4)-linked N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues.
glucosamine metabolic process +   
glucosamine-containing compound biosynthetic process +   
glucosamine-containing compound catabolic process +   
glycosaminoglycan metabolic process +   
N-acetylglucosamine metabolic process +   
poly-N-acetyllactosamine metabolic process +   

Exact Synonyms: beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine metabolic process ;   beta-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine metabolism ;   chitin metabolism
Definition Sources: GOC:jl, ISBN:0198506732

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