Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
versión impresa ISSN 1516-8913
REIS, Angélica Pataro et al. Hydrolysis of galacto-oligosaccharides in soy molasses by α -galactosidases and invertase from Aspergillus terreus. Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2010, vol.53, n.3, pp. 719-729. ISSN 1516-8913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132010000300029.
Two α -galactosidase (P1 and P2) and one invertase present in the culture of Aspergillus terreus grown on wheat straw for 168 h at 28ÂºC were partially purified by gel filtration and hydrophobic interaction chromatographies. Optimum pH and temperatures for P1, P2 and invertase preparations were 4.5-5.0, 5.5 and 4.0 and 60, 55 and 65ÂºC, respectively. The KM app for Ï -nitrophenyl-α -D-galactopyranoside were 1.32 mM and 0.72 mM for P1 and P2, respectively, while the KM app value for invertase, using sacarose as a substrate was 15.66 mM. Enzyme preparations P1 and P2 maintained their activities after pre-incubation for 3 h at 50ÂºC and invertase maintained about 90% after 6 h at 55 ÂºC. P1 and P2 presented different inhibition sensitivities by Ag+, D-galactose, and SDS. All enzyme preparations hydrolyzed galacto-ologosaccharides present in soymolasses.
Palabras llave : Aspergillus terreus; galactooligosaccharides; α-galactosidase; invertase; soy molasses.