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Uncommon Glycosidases for the Enzymatic Preparation of Glycosides

Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, National Research Council, Via Campi Flegrei, 34, Pozzuoli 80078, Naples, Italy
Academic Editor: Jürg Bähler
Biomolecules 2015, 5(4), 2160-2183;
Received: 20 May 2015 / Revised: 8 September 2015 / Accepted: 9 September 2015 / Published: 24 September 2015
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Most of the reports in literature dedicated to the use of glycosyl hydrolases for the preparation of glycosides are about gluco- (α- and β-form) and galacto-sidase (β-form), reflecting the high-availability of both anomers of glucosides and of β-galactosides and their wide-ranging applications. Hence, the idea of this review was to analyze the literature focusing on hardly-mentioned natural and engineered glycosyl hydrolases. Their performances in the synthetic mode and natural hydrolytic potential are examined. Both the choice of articles and their discussion are from a biomolecular and a biotechnological perspective of the biocatalytic process, shedding light on new applicative ideas and on the assortment of biomolecular diversity. The hope is to elicit new interest for the development of biocatalysis and to gather attention of biocatalyst practitioners for glycosynthesis. View Full-Text
Keywords: glycosyl hydrolases; glycosynthases; glycosides; enzymatic synthesis; biocatalysis glycosyl hydrolases; glycosynthases; glycosides; enzymatic synthesis; biocatalysis

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Trincone, A. Uncommon Glycosidases for the Enzymatic Preparation of Glycosides. Biomolecules 2015, 5, 2160-2183.

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