Synthesis of acarbose transfer products by Bacillus stearothermophilus maltogenic amylase with simmondsin

Jin Sook Baek, Hye Young Kim, Seung Seok Yoo, Tae Kyou Cheong, Myo Jeong Kim, Soo Bok Lee, Thomas P. Abbott, Hyun Joo Song, Mee Ra Rhyu, Byung Ha Oh, Kwan Hwa Park

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Simmondsin, a material related to food intake inhibition from jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), was transglycosylated by Bacillus stearothermophilus maltogenic amylase (BSMA) reaction with acarbose to synthesize an antiobese compound with hypoglycemic activity. Ten percent each of acarbose and simmondsin were mixed and incubated with BSMA at 55°C. Glycosylation products of simmondsin were observed by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance ion chromatography (HPIC). The major transfer product was purified by using Biogel P-2 column. The structure was determined by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization with time of flight (MALDI-TOF)/mass spectrometry (MS) and 13C-NMR. The major transglycosylation product was pseudotrisaccharide (PTS)-simmondsin, in which PTS was attached by an α-(1 → 6) glycosidic linkage to simmondsin. The administration of transglycosylated simmondsin with acarbose (200 mg/kg per day for 6 days) significantly reduced the food intake by 74%, comparable to 62% of simmondsin versus control in ob/ob mice. The transfer product (10 mg/kg) significantly suppressed the postprandial blood glucose response to starch (2 g/kg) by 68%, comparable to 60% of acarbose in Zucker fa/fa rats. The results indicated that the transfer products would be effective agents in lowering both food intake and blood glucose. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-182
Number of pages10
JournalIndustrial Crops and Products
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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This work was supported in part by the HAN project grant from Ministry of Science and Technology through Dae Sang, Ltd., and the Good Health 21 project grant from Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea.

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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