Regioselective synthesis of mannobiose and mannotriose by reverse hydrolysis using a novel 1,6-alpha-D-mannosidase from Aspergillus phoenicis
Athanasopoulos, V.I., Niranjan, K. and Rastall, R.A. (2004) Regioselective synthesis of mannobiose and mannotriose by reverse hydrolysis using a novel 1,6-alpha-D-mannosidase from Aspergillus phoenicis. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic, 27 (4-6). pp. 215-219. ISSN 1381-1177
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A novel 1,6-alpha-D-mannosidase was produced by Aspergillus phoenicis grown on a commercial manno-oligosaccharide preparation in liquid culture. The enzyme hydrolysed only alpha-D-Manp-(1 --> 6)-D-Manp and did not act on alpha-D-Manp-(1 --> 2)-D-Manp, or alpha-D-Manp-(1 --> 3)-D-Manp. The 1,6-alpha-D-mannosidase was used for synthesis of manno-oligosaccharides by reverse hydrolysis reaction. The highest yields, expressed as percentages (w/w) of total sugar, were similar to21% mannobiose and similar to5% mannotriose, and they were obtained with 45% (w/w) initial mannose concentration at pH 4.5 after 12 days incubation at 55 degreesC. The disaccharide and trisaccharide products were separated and their structures determined by methylation analysis. Only 1-6 linkages were found in both of them. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.