9 Jan 2014

Novel method for neo-erlose synthesis published in Process Biochemistry

We have shown that the beta-fructofuranosidase from X. dendrorhous fructosylates several carbohydrates that contain glucose. In particular, the enzyme produces selectively neo-erlose from maltose. In this way novel hetero-fructooligosaccharides with food and pharmaceutical applications can be obtained. 
"Regioselective synthesis of neo-erlose by the β-fructofuranosidase from Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous". M. Gimeno-Perez, P. Santos-Moriano, L. Fernández-Arrojo, A. Poveda, J. Jiménez-Barbero, A.O. Ballesteros, M. Fernández-Lobato, F.J. Plou. Process Biochemistry, accepted manuscript available online: 6-JAN-2014, doi:10.1016/j.procbio.2013.12.018