(2-6)-beta-D-fructan fructohydrolase

Fructan beta-(2,6)-fructosidase
EC no.
CAS no.1000597-62-5
IntEnzIntEnz view
ExPASyNiceZyme view
MetaCycmetabolic pathway
PDB structuresRCSB PDB PDBe PDBsum

Fructan beta-(2,6)-fructosidase (EC, beta-(2-6)-fructan exohydrolase, levanase, 6-FEH, beta-(2,6)-D-fructan fructohydrolase) is an enzyme with systematic name (2->6)-beta-D-fructan fructohydrolase.[1][2][3] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

Hydrolysis of terminal, non-reducing (2->6)-linked beta-D-fructofuranose residues in fructans

The best substrates are the levan-type fructans such as 6-kestotriose [beta-D-fructofuranosyl-(2->6)-beta-D-fructofuranosyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside] and 6,6-kestotetraose [beta-D-fructofuranosyl-(2->6)-beta-D-fructofuranosyl-(2->6)-beta-D-fructofuranosyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside].


  1. ^ Marx SP, Nösberger J, Frehner M (1997). "Hydrolysis of fructan in grasses: A β-(2-6)-linkage specific fructan-β-fructosidase from stubble of Lolium perenne". New Phytol. 135: 279–290. doi:10.1046/j.1469-8137.1997.00642.x.
  2. ^ Van den Ende W, De Coninck B, Clerens S, Vergauwen R, Van Laere A (December 2003). "Unexpected presence of fructan 6-exohydrolases (6-FEHs) in non-fructan plants: characterization, cloning, mass mapping and functional analysis of a novel "cell-wall invertase-like" specific 6-FEH from sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.)". The Plant Journal. 36 (5): 697–710. doi:10.1046/j.1365-313x.2003.01912.x. PMID 14617070.
  3. ^ Henson CA, Livingston DP (February 1996). "Purification and characterization of an oat fructan exohydrolase that preferentially hydrolyzes beta-2,6-fructans". Plant Physiology. 110 (2): 639–44. doi:10.1104/pp.110.2.639. PMC 157760. PMID 8742337.

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