Latest Chitinase Stories

2011-09-21 18:55:20

Scientists may soon be able to make pest insects buzz off for good or even turn them into models for new technologies, all thanks to a tiny finding with enormous potential.

2010-06-24 14:20:28

Exposure to high levels of fungus may increase the risk of severe asthma attacks among people with certain chitinase gene variants.

2010-02-09 14:30:00

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a potential new use for the drug closantel, currently the standard treatment for sheep and cattle infected with liver fluke.

2008-08-27 03:00:48

By Yasuda, Michiko Ishikawa, Atsushi; Jikumaru, Yusuke; Seki, Motoaki; Umezawa, Taishi; Asami, Tadao; Maruyama-Nakashita, Akiko; Kudo, Toshiaki; Shinozaki, Kazuo; Yoshida, Shigeo; Nakashita, Hideo Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) is a potent innate immunity system in plants that is effective against a broad range of pathogens.

2005-08-01 18:19:30

In a recent study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, scientists report on the discovery of a new molecule that is essential for degradation of the biopolymer chitin. This new molecule could eventually aid in the engineering of fungi-resistant plants and could also lead to the discovery of similar molecules that can be used in cellulose-based biofuel production.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).