Enzymes for Carbohydrate Engineering

Edited By

  • K.-H. Park, Department of Food Science and Technology and Research Center for New Bio-Materials in Agriculture, Seoul National University, 103 Seodun-Dong, Kwonsun-ku, Suwon, 441-744, Korea
  • J.F. Robyt, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Laboratory of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Enzymology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
  • Y-D. Choi, Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Research Center for New Bio-Materials in Agriculture, Seoul National University, Suwon, Korea

This book describes the recent developments in enzymology in carbohydrate engineering based on modern sciences and technology, collected from recent symposia on agricultural biotechnology. It builds a bridge between basic knowledge and biotechnology in the field of carbohydrate chemistry and enzymology. The fundamental research and application of carbohydrate enzymes to agricultural biotechnology, concentrating on the structures and biochemical properties of various enzymes, and their production and application in plant and food is extensively described. This book will provide the reader with the most up-to-date information on development of enzymology in carbohydrate engineering.
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Book information

  • Published: August 1996
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-82408-0


Table of Contents

Preface. Mechanism and action of glucansucrases (J.F. Robyt). Cyclodextrin producing enzyme (CGTase) (S. Kobayashi). Modulation of Bacillus amylolytic enzymes and production of branched oligosaccharides (T.-K. Cheong et al.). A novel maltotetraose-forming alkaline &agr;-amylase from an alkalophlic Bacillus strain, GM8901 (Y.C. Shin, S.M. Byun). Structural studies on cellulases, pectinases and xylanases (P.W. Goodenough). Structure and activity of some start-metabolising enzymes (E.A MacGregor). Properties and uses of dextransucrases elaborated by a new class of Leuconostoc mesenteriodes mutants (D. Kim, J.F. Robyt). Molecular determinants of thermozyme activity and stability: analysis of xylose isomerase and amylopullulanase (J.G. Zeikus). Crystal structure of Bacillus licheniformis &agr;-Amylase at 1.7 Â resolution (H.K. Song et al.). Characteristics of carbohydrase reactions in heterogeneous enzyme reaction system utilizing swollen extrusion starch as the substrate (Y.-H. Lee, D.-C. Park). Manipulation of storage compounds in transgenic plants (D.W. Stalker, K.E. McBride, C.K. Shewmaker). Overproduction of bacterial amylases in recombinant Escherichia coli systems (J.-H. Seo et al.).