Low cariogenicity of maltosyl-erythritol, major transglycosylation product of erythritol, by Bacillus stearothermophilus maltogenic amylase

Eun Joo Jeon, Il Hun Jung, Kil Soon Cho, Eun Sung Seo, Doman Kim, Sung-Joon Lee, Kwa Hwa Park, Tae Wha Moon

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Abstract

Maltosyl(G2)-erythritol, produced by the transglycosylation reaction of erythritol with maltotriose by Bacillus stearothermophilus maltogenic amylase, was not utilized either as a substrate for lactic acid production or for water-insoluble glucan synthesis. An inhibition assay of dextransucrase and mutansucrase showed that the dental caries suppression effect of G2-erythritol was greater than that of erythritol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-818
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume13
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dextransucrase
  • Maltosyl-erythritol
  • Mutansucrase
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Streptococcus sobrinus
  • Transglycosylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering

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