Microbial and Enzymatic Process for Xylitol Production from D-glucose

Author(s): Xianghui Qi, Xu Wang, Jing Lin, Jingfei Zhu, Yan Luo, Wenying Deng, Fei Wang, Wenjing Sun, Jianzong Meng.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 18 , Issue 24 , 2014

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A microbial and enzymatic process for xylitol production that initiates from D-glucose occurs by virtue of a three-step process in which D-arabitol is the first intermediate product and D-xylulose is the second. To date, the steps of the formation of D-arabitol and the conversion of xylitol from D-xylulose are key points of departure for promoting the overall process for xylitol production from D-glucose. This review provides comprehensive insights regarding potential methods of xylitol production from D-glucose, which might be an alternative to the classical process that utilizes D-xylose as substrate.

Keywords: D-arabitol dehydrogenase (ArDH), D-arabitol, D-glucose, D-xylulose, xylitol dehydrogenase (XDH), xylitol.

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Year: 2014
Page: [3131 - 3135]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/138527281824150119095755
Price: $58

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