The invention provides a mutant enzyme having trans-sialidase activity (EC 22.214.171.124), characterized by an enhanced trans-sialidase:sialidase ratio when compared to its parent sialidase enzyme. Further the enzyme may be used in a method for trans-sialylating mono- and oligo-saccharides, including galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), malto-oligosaccharides (MOS), isomalto-oligosaccarides (IMO), lactulose, melibiose, maltose, glycosyl sucrose, lactosucrose and fucose. Trans-sialidated mono- and oligo- saccharides, produced with the mutant enzyme, are useful in preparing infant formula, a prebiotic nutritional supplement, and a food supplement.
|Country||International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|