Cyclodextrinase from Thermococcus sp expressed in Bacillus subtilis and its application in the preparation of maltoheptaose

Published on 2020-08-02T03:58:18Z (GMT) by
Abstract Background Maltoheptaose as malto-oligosaccharides with specific degree of polymerization, has wide applications in food, medicine and cosmetics industries. Currently, cyclodextrinase have been applied as prepared enzyme to prepare maltoheptaose. However, the yield and proportion of maltoheptaose was lower, which is due to limited substrate and product specificity of cyclodextrinase (CDase). To achieve higher maltoheptaose yield, cyclodextrinase with high substrate and product specificity should be obtained. Results In this study, cyclodextrinase derived from Thermococcus sp B1001 (TsCDase) was successfully expressed and characterized in Bacillus subtilis for the first time. The specific activity of TsCDase was 637.95 U/mg under optimal conditions of 90 °C and pH 5.5, which exhibited high substrate specificity for cyclodextrins (CDs). When the concentration of β-CD was 8%, the yield of maltoheptaose achieved by TsCDase was 82.33% across all reaction products, which exceeded the yields of maltoheptaose in other recent reports. Among malto-oligosaccharides generated as reaction products, maltoheptaose was present in the highest proportion, about 94.55%. Conclusions This study provides high substrate and product specificity of TsCDase. TsCDase is able to prepare higher yield of maltoheptaose through conversion of β-CD in the food industry.

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Wang, Lei; Wu, Quan; Zhang, Kang; Chen, Sheng; Yan, Zhengfei; Wu, Jing (2020): Cyclodextrinase from Thermococcus sp expressed in Bacillus subtilis and its application in the preparation of maltoheptaose. figshare. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5080277.v1