Novel Fructosyltransferases

Gerritdina Hendrika van Geel-Schutten (Inventor), Hakim Rahaoui (Inventor), Lubbert Dijkhuizen (Inventor), Sacha Adrianus Fokke Taco Van Hijum (Inventor)

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The present invention describes two novel proteins having fructosyltransferase activity. Both enzymes are derived from lactobacilli, which are food-grade microorganisms with the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. One of these proteins produces an inulin and fructo-oligosaccharides, while the other produces a levan. According to the invention lactobacilli capable of producing an inulin and/or a levan and/or fructo-oligosaccharides using one or both of the fructosyltransferases can be used as a probiotic or a symbiotic.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO0190319
Priority date25/05/2000
Filing date23/05/2001
Publication statusPublished - 29-Nov-2001

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