Drug against Chitin.

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Chitin-Targeting Drug: Which Type of Pathogen Should This Drug Be Effective Against? Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed a new drug that targets chitin, the substance used in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans.

Chitin is also found in fungi and some bacteria. The researchers hope this drug will be effective against any type of pathogen that has an exoskeleton containing chitin.

But which types should it be most effective against?

Chitin is a carbohydrate and it’s also the substance used in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans. It can be found in fungi, some bacteria, as well as certain parasites which infect humans. The researchers hope this drug will be effective against any type of pathogen that has an exoskeleton containing chitin; however, the UCL team didn’t mention whether or not they would test this drug on parasitic infections involving worms from animals such a mic.

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The UCL scientists created a new molecule with two parts: one part targets receptors on microbes’ cell surface made up of glycan molecules while another binds to their outer coating called chitin.

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