Enzymatic synthesis of α-anomer-selective D-glucosides using maltose phosphorylase

Kuniki Kino, Yu Shimizu, Shoko Kuratsu, Kotaro Kirimura

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    A maltose phosphorylase (EC; MPase) showed novel acceptor specificity and transferred the glucosyl moiety of maltose not only to sugars but also to various acceptors having alcoholic OH groups. Salicyl alcohol acted as acceptor for MPase from Enterococcus hirae, and the product, salicyl-O-α-D-glucopyranoside (α-SalGlc) was identified. The yield based on supplied salicyl alcohol was 86% (mol/mol).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1598-1600
    Number of pages3
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007



    • α-glucoside
    • Maltose phosphorylase
    • Transglycosylation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Bioengineering
    • Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Food Science

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