Lactobacillus reuteri glucosyltransferase

Gerritdina Hendrika van Geel-Schutten (Inventor), Lubbert Dijkhuizen (Inventor), Hakim Rahaoui (Inventor), Robert-Jan Leer (Inventor)

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The present invention describes a protein having glucosyltransferase activity. This protein is derived from lactobacilli, which are food-grade microorganisms with the Generally Recognised As Safe (GRAS) status. The protein produces a glucan with a unique structure having 4-linked, 6-linked and 4,6-linked anhydroglucose units or in the presence of suitable acceptors, oligosaccharides. According to the invention lactobacilli capable of producing this glucan using the novel glucosyltransferase can be used as a probiotic or symbiotic.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO0190372
IPCC12P 19/ 18 A I
Priority date25/05/2000
Filing date23/05/2001
Publication statusPublished - 29-Nov-2001

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