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Review applications of α-D-glucans produced by glucansucrases

Strongly recommended open-access paper Li, X. et al., 2020. Structures, physico-chemical properties, production and (potential) applications of sucrose-derived α-d-glucans synthesized by glucansucrases. Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 249, p. 116818. DOI 10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.116818. Enjoy reading this review. Abstract Glycoside hydrolase family 70 (GH70) glucansucrases produce α-D-glucan polysaccharides (e.g. dextran), which have different linkage composition, branching degree and size distribution, [...]

2020-10-15T10:48:49+01:00August 31st, 2020|News|

Recommended paper bovine whey N-linked glycoprofile analysis

Please check-out our open-access paper Valk-Weeber, R. L. et al. Quantitative analysis of bovine whey glycoproteins using the overall N-linked whey glycoprofile. International Dairy Journal, Volume 110, p. 104814. DOI 10.1016/j.idairyj.2020.104814 in collaboration with Friesland Campina (Amersfoort). Abstract Bovine whey is an important ingredient in human nutrition and contains many biofunctional, glycosylated proteins. Knowledge on the glycoprotein [...]

2020-10-15T10:49:15+01:00August 26th, 2020|News|

Glucansucrase: Molecule of the month, June 2011

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is celebrating its twenty-year anniversary of "Molecule of the Month". Here we present the winner of June 2011, the glucansucrase protein. PDB has written a very interesting outline of these glucansucrase enzymes that are crucial to the CarbExplore technologies for oligosaccharide and polysaccharide synthesis, and for glucosylation of diverse acceptor [...]

2020-06-19T08:41:15+01:00June 19th, 2020|News|

Goat milk MOs

The number of oligosaccharides present in human milk is relatively high. These oligosaccharides (HMOs) are essential for the development of the neonates. As the oligosaccharides content in cow milk is significantly lower than the levels in mother’s milk, another alternative source of oligosaccharides is being researched. Goat milk is believed that it could play such [...]

2020-08-14T09:15:31+01:00October 11th, 2019|News|

Construction AVEBE Innovation Center

Avebe, Groningen University and the project developer Triade have reached agreement about a new innovation centre to be built at the Zernike complex in Groningen. This will be a complete innovation centre with a laboratory, pilot factory, office and a client innovation centre. Agreements have also been reached on cooperation in the area of research [...]

2017-08-13T11:37:58+01:00August 13th, 2017|News|