Novel Fructosyltransferases

van Geel-Schutten, G. H., Rahaoui, H., Dijkhuizen, L. & Van Hijum, S. A. F. T., 29-Nov-2001, Patent No. WO0190319, 23-May-2001, Priority date 25-May-2000

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