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1. (WO2002000865) NOVEL INULIN SYNTHASE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING INULIN BY USING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/000865    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2001/001133
Publication Date: Jan 3, 2002 International Filing Date: Feb 16, 2001
IPC: C12N 9/10
C12P 19/04
Applicants: FUJI NIHON SEITO CORPORATION

WADA, Tadashi

OHGUCHI, Masao

Inventors: WADA, Tadashi

OHGUCHI, Masao

Title: NOVEL INULIN SYNTHASE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING INULIN BY USING THE SAME
Abstract:
A novel inulin synthase having a function and a substrate specificity of acting on sucrose to form inulin but not on ketose, maltose, lactose, trehalose or cellobiose; and a process for producing inulin characterized by bringing this enzyme, a liquid culture medium of a microorganism producing this enzyme or optionally processed cultured cells thereof into contact with sucrose to thereby form inulin.