Gene cloning and characterization of L-ribulose 3-epimerase from Mesorhizobium loti and its application to rare sugar production.

Abstract

A gene encoding L-ribulose 3-epimerase (L-RE) from Mesorhizobium loti, an important enzyme for rare sugar production by the Izumoring strategy, was cloned and overexpressed. The enzyme showed highest activity toward L-ribulose (230 U/mg) among keto-pentoses and keto-hexoses. This is the first report on a ketose 3-epimerase showing highest activity toward… (More)

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