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Lab on a chip

Rapid enzymatic transglycosylation and oligosaccharide synthesis in a microchip reactor.


PMID 15100854

Abstract

Glycosidase-promoted hydrolysis was performed in a microreaction channel. The result was compared with the reaction in a micro-test tube. Transgalactosylation on p-nitrophenyl-2-acetamide-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranoside was also examined in a microreaction channel, because transglycosylation is a useful method for oligosaccharide synthesis. We examined both the forward reaction, i.e., hydrolysis, and the reverse reaction, i.e., transglycosylation, in the microreaction channel. The results showed that both hydrolysis and transglycosylation were enhanced in the microreaction channel compared with the batch reaction.

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