Enzymatic liberation of lycotetraose from the Solanum glycoalkaloid alpha-tomatine

Katherine Woods, Chris J. Hamilton, Robert A. Field

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The branched tetrasaccharide, O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 --> 2)-O-[beta-D-xylopyranosyl-(1 --> 3)]-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 --> 4)-D-galactose (lycotetraose) is a key constituent of many biologically interesting natural products. Described herein is a convenient enzymatic preparation of lycotetraose from the readily available Solanum glycoalkaloid alpha-tomatine. The preparation makes use of the recombinant endo-glycosidase, tomatinase, from the plant pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2325-2328
Number of pages4
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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