(2-6)-beta-D-fructofuranan 6-(beta-D-fructosyl)-D-fructose-hydrolase

2,6-beta-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase
EC no.
CAS no.37288-46-3
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2,6-beta-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase (EC, beta-2,6-fructan-6-levanbiohydrolase, 2,6-beta-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase, levanbiose-producing levanase, 2,6-beta-D-fructan 6-beta-D-fructofuranosylfructohydrolase) is an enzyme with systematic name (2->6)-beta-D-fructofuranan 6-(beta-D-fructosyl)-D-fructose-hydrolase.[1][2][3][4][5] This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction

Hydrolysis of (2->6)-beta-D-fructofuranan, to remove successive disaccharide residues as levanbiose, i.e. 6-(beta-D-fructofuranosyl)-D-fructose, from the end of the chain


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  2. ^ Saito K, Kondo K, Kojima I, Yokota A, Tomita F (January 2000). "Purification and characterization of 2,6-beta-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase from Streptomyces exfoliatus F3-2". Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 66 (1): 252–6. doi:10.1128/aem.66.1.252-256.2000. PMC 91814. PMID 10618232.
  3. ^ Saito K, Oda Y, Tomita F, Yokota A (January 2003). "Molecular cloning of the gene for 2,6-beta-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase from Streptomyces exfoliatus F3-2". FEMS Microbiology Letters. 218 (2): 265–70. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2003.tb11527.x. PMID 12586402.
  4. ^ Song EK, Kim H, Sung HK, Cha J (May 2002). "Cloning and characterization of a levanbiohydrolase from Microbacterium laevaniformans ATCC 15953". Gene. 291 (1–2): 45–55. doi:10.1016/s0378-1119(02)00630-3. PMID 12095678.
  5. ^ Jung Kang E, Lee SO, Lee JD, Lee TH (June 1999). "Purification and characterization of a levanbiose-producing levanase from Pseudomonas sp. No. 43". Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry. 29 (Pt 3): 263–8. PMID 10334957.

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