Sucrose hydrolytic enzymes, widely used in a variety of food industries, employ sucrose as a substrate. In addition
to their hydrolysis activities, they have other recently discovered characteristics that should make them useful for
medical applications. Here, the two enzymes sucrose phosphorylase and invertase are discussed. Sucrose phosphorylase
glycosylates non-carbohydrate small molecules and invertase can be used in a portable and personal biosensor to quantify
a variety of analytical targets.
Keywords: Sucrose phosphorylase, Invertase, transglycosylation, non-carbohydrate transglycosylation, Biosensor, glucose
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