Kwan Hwa Park

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A gene (thaI) corresponding to l-arabinose isomerase from Thermus strain IM6501 was cloned by PCR. It comprised 1488 nucleotides and encoded a polypeptide of 496 residues with a predicted molecular weight of 56019 Da. The deduced amino acid sequence had 96.8% identity with the l-arabinose isomerase of Geobacillus stearothermophilus. Recombinant ThaI with(More)
Over 20 enzymes denoted as cyclomaltodextrinase, maltogenic amylase, or neopullulanase that share 40-86% sequence identity with each other are found in public data bases. These enzymes are distinguished from typical alpha-amylases by containing a novel N-terminal domain and exhibiting preferential substrate specificities for cyclomaltodextrins (CDs) over(More)
We enzymatically modified rice starch to produce highly branched amylopectin and amylose and analyzed the resulting structural changes. To prepare the highly branched amylopectin cluster (HBAPC), we first treated waxy rice starch with Thermus scotoductus alpha-glucanotransferase (TSalphaGT), followed by treatment with Bacillus stearothermophilus maltogenic(More)
Puerarin (daidzein 8-C-glucoside), the most abundant isoflavone in Puerariae radix, is prescribed to treat coronary heart disease, cardiac infarction, problems in ocular blood flow, sudden deafness, and alcoholism. However, puerarin cannot be given by injection due to its low solubility in water. To increase its solubility, puerarin was transglycosylated(More)
A gene (ssg) encoding a putative glucoamylase in a hyperthermophilic archaeon, Sulfolobus solfataricus, was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli, and the properties of the recombinant protein were examined in relation to the glucose production process. The recombinant glucoamylase was extremely thermostable, with an optimal temperature at 90 degrees C.(More)
In this study a disproportionating enzyme, 4-alpha-glucanotransferase (4alphaGTase), was used to modify the structural properties of rice starch to produce a suitable fat substitute in reduced-fat (RF) mayonnaise. The mayonnaise fat was partially substituted with the 4alphaGTase-treated starch paste at levels up to 50% in combination with xanthan gum and(More)
The thermostability of maltogenic amylase from Thermus sp. strain IM6501 (ThMA) was improved greatly by random mutagenesis using DNA shuffling. Four rounds of DNA shuffling and subsequent recombination of the mutations produced the highly thermostable mutant enzyme ThMA-DM, which had a total of seven individual mutations. The seven amino acid substitutions(More)
The gene previously designated as putative cyclodextrinase from Thermotoga maritima (TMG) was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The recombinant TMG was partially purified and its enzymatic characteristics on various substrates were examined. The enzyme hydrolyzes various maltodextrins including maltotriose to maltoheptaose and cyclomaltodextrins(More)
Ascorbic acid (1), a natural antioxidant, was modified by employing transglycosylation activity of Bacillus stearothermophilus maltogenic amylase with maltotriose and acarbose as donor molecules to enhance its oxidative stability. The transglycosylation reaction with maltotriose as donor created mono- and di-glycosyl transfer products with an(More)
Glycosylated ascorbic acids were synthesized by using the transglycosylation activity of Bacillus stearothermophilus maltogenic amylase with maltotriose to show effective antioxidative activity with enhanced oxidative stability. The modified ascorbic acids comprised mono- and di-glycosyl transfer products with an alpha-(1,6)-glycosidic linkage. The(More)