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A Comparison between the Structures of Human Like Chitinase and a bacterial Chitinase
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Jose Cruz-Vega
University of Puerto Rico


Possible Audiences:

Participants of chautauqua Seminar  


Brief Overview:

Chitinase is an enzyme required to degrade cell wall components in bacterial and yeast cells. A human like chitinase was isolated and its protein sequence determined. We are going to contrast these two enzymes in terms of protein sequence  



- Aligment.doc