Novel Fructosyltransferasesvan 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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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.
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