Chitinases: Therapeutic Scaffolds for Allergy and Inflammation.

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Summary of "Chitinases: Therapeutic Scaffolds for Allergy and Inflammation."

Chitinases are the evolutionary conserved glycosidic enzymes that are characterized by their ability to cleave the naturally abundant polysaccharide chitin. The potential role of chitinases has been identified in the manifestation of various allergies and inflammatory diseases. In recent years, chitinases inhibitors are emerging as alluring area of interests for the researchers and scientists and there is a dire need for the development of potential and safe chitinase antagonists for the prophylaxis and treatment of several diseases.


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Name: Recent patents on inflammation & allergy drug discovery
ISSN: 1872-213X


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