dextranase


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dextranase

[′dek·strə‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that hydrolyzes 1,6-α-glucosidic linkages in dextran.
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Co- immobilization of dextransucrase and dextranase for the facilitated synthesis of isomaltooligosaccharides: preparation, characterization and modeling.
Dextranase (100 U/mg) was obtained from MP Biomedicals (Santa Ana.
Dextranase (2 U/ml, or 0.02 mg/ml) was added to 200 ml of buffer solution.
Dextranases must be used to break down this sticky polysaccharide.
Allele-specific PCR primers were designed based on the dextranase gene to identify Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sorbrinus in dental plaque.
It contains the enzyme dextranase and a scrubbing agent to remove difficult-to-dislodge plaque and fluorine to promote the re-mineralization of teeth.
Similar results (hydrolysis yield of up to 20% after 48-64 h at 37[degrees]C) were obtained for Dextranase 501 (a commercial preparation containing several hydrolytic activities) and glucanohydrolase with dextranolytic and amylolytic activity from Lipomyces starkeyi [39, 40].
But this response isn't even a straightforward solution, because the path for processors trying to apply the enzyme--called "dextranase"--in an efficient manner has hardly been crystal clear.