Chitin and Its Effects on Inflammatory and Immune Responses

Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Lokesh Sharma and Charles S. Dela Cruz Chitin, a potential allergy-promoting pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP), is a linear polymer composed of N-acetylglucosamine residues which are linked by β-(1,4)-glycosidic bonds. Mammalians are potential hosts for chitin-containing protozoa, fungi, arthropods, and nematodes; however, mammalians themselves do not synthetize chitin and thus it is […]

Should We Really be Eating Insects?

Alan Brough … The leaders of the World Economic Forum have suggested that crickets might be a good, high- protein option, and, of course, the media has embraced the idea. They have flooded both the mainstream channels and social media with every positive aspect they can on the topic to convince us that it might […]