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Enzymatic synthesis of neoglucoconjugates by purified alpha -glucosidase from cockroach Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus)

Kouame, L.P.; Due, E.A.; Niamke, S.L.; Kouame, F.A.; Kamenan, A.

Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Societe et Environnement 9(1): 35-42


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The cockroach P. americana contains in its digestive tract an acidic (pH 5.0) and mesophilic (50 degrees C) alpha -glucosidase. This enzyme, purified to homogeneity, highly hydrolyses maltose, sucrose and p-nitrophenyl- alpha -D-glucopyranoside. The ability of alpha -glucosidase from cockroach purified to homogeneity to catalyse transglucosylation reactions was tested using maltose and saccharose as glucosyl donors and 2-phenylethanol and phenol as acceptors.

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