Formation of a cycloinulo-oligosaccharide from inulin by an extracellular enzyme of Bacillus circulans OKUMZ 31B

Carbohydr Res. 1989 Oct 23;192:83-90. doi: 10.1016/0008-6215(89)85167-5.

Abstract

A strain of Bacillus circulans OKUMZ 31B, isolated from soil, has been shown to produce an extracellular enzyme that converts inulin into cycloinulo-oligosaccharides. The main product was identified as cycloinulo-hexaose. The enzyme is arbitrarily designated as cycloinulo-oligosaccharide fructanotransferase.

MeSH terms

  • Aspergillus niger / enzymology
  • Bacillus / enzymology*
  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Glycoside Hydrolases / metabolism
  • Hexosyltransferases* / metabolism*
  • Inulin / metabolism*
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oligosaccharides / biosynthesis*
  • beta-Fructofuranosidase

Substances

  • Oligosaccharides
  • Inulin
  • Hexosyltransferases
  • cycloinulo-oligosaccharide fructanotransferase
  • Glycoside Hydrolases
  • beta-Fructofuranosidase
  • inulinase