Sucrose Hydrolytic Enzymes: Old Enzymes for New Uses as Biocatalysts for Medical Applications

Author(s): Hao Pang, Liqin Du, Jianxin Pei, YuTuo Wei, Qishi Du, Ribo Huang

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 13 , Issue 10 , 2013

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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 meter.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 26 May, 2013
Page: [1234 - 1241]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/15680266113139990010
Price: $65

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