Beta-Cyclomaltodextrin Glucanotransferase of a Species of Alkaliphilic Bacillus for the Production of Beta-Cyclodextrin

  • Nobuyuki NakamuraEmail author
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Isolation of Alkaliphilic Bacteria Producing β-CGTases

Cyclomaltodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase) [systematic name:1,4-α- d- glucan 4-α-d-(1,4-α-d-glucano)-transferase (cyclizing)], which is also called as cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase or cyclomaltodextrin glycosyltransferase, is a member of the α-amylase superfamily and belongs to the transferase group of enzymes (EC. This enzyme catalyzes the intramolecular transglycosylation to form cyclodextrins (CDs), which are nonreducing and cyclic maltooligosaccharides composed of 6–12 glucose molecules linked by the α-1,4-glucopyranosidic linkage, from starch and related carbohydrates (French 1957, 1962; Thoma and Stewwart 1965; Pulley and French 1961). Major products obtained from starch by the enzyme action are cyclomalto-hexaose (α-CD), -heptaose (β-CD), and -octaose (γ-CD), and larger CDs (δ-, ε-, ζ-, η-CD, and so on) are also formed during the reaction as minor products (French et al. 1965). Small amounts of...


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  1. 1.Department of Research SupportJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)YokosukaJapan

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