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Enzymatic synthesis of N-acetyllactosamine from lactose enabled by recombinant β1,4-galactosyltransferases

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Abstract

Utilising a fast and sensitive screening method based on imidazolium-tagged probes, we report unprecedented reversible activity of bacterial β1,4-galactosyltransferases to catalyse the transgalactosylation from lactose to N-acetylglucosamine to form N-acetyllactosamine in the presence of UDP. The process is demonstrated by the preparative scale synthesis of pNP-β-LacNAc from lactose using β1,4-galactosyltransferase NmLgtB-B as the only biocatalyst.

Graphical abstract: Enzymatic synthesis of N-acetyllactosamine from lactose enabled by recombinant β1,4-galactosyltransferases

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The article was received on 10 May 2019, accepted on 29 May 2019 and first published on 30 May 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9OB01089K
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019,17, 5920-5924

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    Enzymatic synthesis of N-acetyllactosamine from lactose enabled by recombinant β1,4-galactosyltransferases

    K. Huang, F. Parmeggiani, H. Ledru, K. Hollingsworth, J. Mas Pons, A. Marchesi, P. Both, A. P. Mattey, E. Pallister, G. S. Bulmer, J. M. van Munster, W. B. Turnbull, M. C. Galan and S. L. Flitsch, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 5920
    DOI: 10.1039/C9OB01089K

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