Enzymatic Process for High-Yield Turanose Production and Its Potential Property as an Adipogenesis Regulator

Min Oh Park, Byung Hoo Lee, Eunjin Lim, Ji Ye Lim, Yuri Kim, Cheon Seok Park, Hyeon Gyu Lee, Hee Kwon Kang, Sang Ho Yoo

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Turanose is a sucrose isomer naturally existing in honey and a promising functional sweetener due to its low glycemic response. In this study, the extrinsic fructose effect on turanose productivity was examined in Neisseria amylosucrase reaction. Turanose was produced, by increasing the amount of extrinsic fructose as a reaction modulator, with high concentration of sucrose substrate, which resulted in 73.7% of production yield. In physiological functionality test, lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes in the presence of high amounts of pure glucose was attenuated by turanose substitution in a dose-dependent manner. Turanose treatments at concentrations representing 50%, 75%, and 100% of total glucose concentration in cell media significantly reduced lipid accumulation by 18%, 35%, and 72%, respectively, as compared to controls. This result suggested that turanose had a positive role in controlling adipogenesis, and enzymatic process of turanose production has a potential to develop a functional food ingredient for controlling obesity and related chronic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4758-4764
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number23
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2016

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (no. 2015R1A2A1A15056119). This research was also supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (NRF-2013R1A1A1011762).

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© 2016 American Chemical Society.


  • adipogenesis
  • amylosucrase
  • fructose
  • Neisseria polysaccharea
  • turanose


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