Enzymatic formation of a nonreducing L-ascorbic acid alpha-glucoside: purification and properties of alpha-glucosidases catalyzing site-specific transglucosylation from rat small intestine.

@article{Muto1990EnzymaticFO,
  title={Enzymatic formation of a nonreducing L-ascorbic acid alpha-glucoside: purification and properties of alpha-glucosidases catalyzing site-specific transglucosylation from rat small intestine.},
  author={Norio Muto and Tooru Nakamura and Ikuo Yamamoto},
  journal={Journal of biochemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={222-7}
}
We have previously found that some mammalian tissue homogenates can catalyze a unique transglucosylation from maltose to L-ascorbic acid (AA), resulting in a chemically stable AA derivative, L-ascorbic acid alpha-glucoside (AAG). In the present study, the enzyme responsible for this transglucosylation was isolated from rat intestinal membrane. The formation of AAG was determined by HPLC with an ODS column. The specific activity of AAG-forming enzyme was increased in parallel with that of alpha… CONTINUE READING