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Effect of glucose depletion during the synthesis of galactooligosaccharides using a trienzymatic system

Fischer, Christin, Kleinschmidt, Thomas
Enzyme and microbial technology 2019 v.121 pp. 45-50
Aspergillus oryzae, Kluyveromyces marxianus var. lactis, beta-galactosidase, catalase, galactooligosaccharides, glucose, glucose oxidase, prebiotics, sugar content
In this study the effect of glucose depletion using glucose oxidase and catalase, simultaneously to the synthesis of prebiotic galactooligosaccharides (GOS) by β-galactosidase was studied. Considering total GOS yield, a strong dependency on the source of β-galactosidase was found. Using an Aspergillus oryzae lactase, a small increase in GOS yield (from 50.0 ± 1.3 g/L to 54.1 ± 1.9 g/L) was noted. Due to the decreased rate of GOS disaccharide formation by the Kluyveromyces lactis enzyme, the total GOS yield was diminished (from 47.4 ± 0.1 g/L to 30.5 ± 1.7 g/L). However, for both enzymes, the synthesis of GOS tri- and higher oligosaccharides increased. Additionally, the total sugar content, and thus caloric value, of the final product was reduced, also resulting in a more purified GOS mixture.