Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1–13 | Cite as

Simple enzyme reactors suitable for the byproduct-free preparation of the aglycones of naturally occurring glycosides under mild conditions

  • P. Turecek
  • F. Pittner
Original Articles


Naringinase from Penicillium species—containing α-l-rhamnosidase and β-d-glucosidase activity—immobilized on silicate carriers can be used as a mild and effective means to cleave naturally occurring glycosides into their aglycones and sugar components. The procedure was tested with flavonoid-, anthraquinone-, and steroidglycosides. Since the solubility of such compounds is limited in aqueous solutions, a simple batch procedure has been developed to convert solid substrates suspended in only small amounts of buffer to the desired products with high yields.

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Immobilized naringinase glycosides aglycones, preparation of glycosides, cleavage of 


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© Humana Press Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Turecek
    • 1
  • F. Pittner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut f. Allgemeine Biochemie der Univ.Wien
  2. 2.Ludwig Boltzmann ForschungsstelleWienAustria

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