Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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Properties of a thermostable nonspecific fructofuranosidase produced by cladosporium cladosporioides cells for hydrolysis of Jerusalem artichoke extract

  • M. S. S. Ferreira
  • A. V. M. De Andrade
  • J. F. Kennedy


Thermostable invertase (E.C. and inulinase 2,1-β-D fructan fructanohydrolase (E.C. activities were produced byCladosporiwn cladosporioides grown on sucrose, inulin, yam extract, or Jerusalem artichoke. The ratio I (inulinase)/S(invertase) activity was between 0.31 and 0.36. Both activities had high temperature optima (60°C) and were stable during pretreatment for 4.5 h at this temperature. Whole cells of C.cladosporioides were used for batch fructose production from Jerusalem artichoke extract at several concentrations. With the highest extract concentration used (260 g total sugars/L), total hydrolysis was achieved in 150 min at 60°C. Thin-layer chromatography of the enzymatic hydrolysis of inulin and Jerusalem artichoke extract showed that from the beginning of the reaction, fructose was the only product released. This suggests an exoaction mechanism, β-D-fructofuranoside fructohydrolase [E.C.]


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. S. Ferreira
    • 1
  • A. V. M. De Andrade
    • 2
  • J. F. Kennedy
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de BioquimicaCentro de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de PemambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Departmento de Quimica AplicadaUniversidade Federal de PernambucoBrazil
  3. 3.Research Laboratory for the Chemistry of Bioactive Carbohydrates and ProteinsSchool of Chemistry University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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