Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology

, Volume 40, Issue 12, pp 1329–1356

Recent biotechnological progress in enzymatic synthesis of glycosides



Glycosylation is one of the most important post-modification processes of small molecules and enables the parent molecule to have increased solubility, stability, and bioactivity. Enzyme-based glycosylation has achieved significant progress due to advances in protein engineering, DNA recombinant techniques, exploitation of biosynthetic gene clusters of natural products, and computer-based modeling programs. Our report summarizes glycosylation data that have been published within the past five years to provide an overall review of current progress. We also present the future trends and perspectives for glycosylation.


Glycosylation Enzyme Protein engineering Natural product Glycosyltransferase Glycosidase 

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© Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Institute of Biomolecule ReconstructionSun Moon UniversityAsan-siRepublic of Korea

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