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Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology

Production of a thermophilic maltooligosyl-trehalose synthase in Lactococcus lactis.


PMID 18594890

Abstract

The thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus MT4 encodes a maltooligosyltrehalose synthase (MTS), that catalyzes an intramolecular transglycosylation process converting the glycosidic linkages at the reducing end of dextrins from alpha-1,4 into alpha-1,1. In this research the gene encoding MTS was cloned and expressed in Lactococcus lactis NZ9000 using the so-called NICE system. Growth conditions of the recombinant strain were optimized in flask experiments in relation to enzyme production. Batch experiments in 2 L-fermenters were performed on the best identified semidefined medium and 256 U L(-1) of recombinant MTS were produced. Purified recombinant MTS shows its optimal activity at 70 degrees C and pH 5.5, prefers maltoheptaose and maltohexaose as substrates, and demonstrates minimal side hydrolytic activity.

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