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

Kuniki Kino*, Yu Shimizu, Shoko Kuratsu, Kohtaro 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 Jul 6


  • Maltose phosphorylase
  • Transglycosylation
  • α-glucoside

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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