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1. (WO2002007529) METHODS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE HYDROLYSIS OF GALACTOSE-CONTAINING OLIGOSACCHARIDES IN COMPLEX MIXTURES

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/007529    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2001/008420
Publication Date: Jan 31, 2002 International Filing Date: Jul 20, 2001
IPC: A23J 3/16
A23K 1/00
A23K 1/14
A23K 1/16
A23K 1/165
A23K 1/18
A23L 1/211
A23L 1/30
A23L 1/305
C12N 9/40
C12P 19/20
Applicants: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
LANAHAN, Michael, B.
MILLER, Edward, S., Jr.
KELLY, Robert, M.
Inventors: LANAHAN, Michael, B.
MILLER, Edward, S., Jr.
KELLY, Robert, M.
Title: METHODS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE HYDROLYSIS OF GALACTOSE-CONTAINING OLIGOSACCHARIDES IN COMPLEX MIXTURES
Abstract:
α-Galactosidases from hyperthermophilic sources are useful in treating animal feed by hydrolyzing the galactose oligosaccharides present in animal feeds. α-galactosidases from Thermotoga maritima are useful in hydrolyzing raffinose, stachyose and verbascose, indigestible oligosaccharides commonly found in animal feed compositions. The ability to use these enzymes at high temperatures, namely those that would normally be encountered in industrial processes typically associated with animal feed formulation or processing, is advantageous for adding nutritive value to animal feed and flexibility in processing. Hyperthermophilic α-galactosidases are also useful as food additives for human food.