An enzymatic process yielding a diversity of inulin-type microbial fructooligosaccharides.
J Agric Food Chem. 2019 Aug 28;:
Authors: Vallejo-García LC, Rodríguez-Alegría ME, Lopez Munguia A
The specificity of fructooligosaccharides as prebiotics depends on their size and structure, which in turn depend on their origin or the synthesis procedure. In this work we describe the application of an inulosucrase (IslA) from Leuconostoc citreum CW28, to produce high molecular weight inulin from sucrose alongside a commercial endoinulinase (Novozym 960) produced by Aspergillus niger for a simultaneous or sequential reaction to synthesize fructooligosaccharides (FOS). The simultaneous reaction resulted in a higher substrate conversion and a wide diversity of FOS when compared to the sequential reaction. A Shotgun MS analysis of the commercial endoinulinase preparation surprisingly revealed an additional enzymatic activity: a fructosyltransferase, responsible for the synthesis of FOS from sucrose. Consequentially, the range of FOS obtained in reactions combining inulosucrase from L. citreum with the fructosyltransferase and endoinulinase from A.niger with sucrose as substrate may be extended and regulated.
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