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Advances in the Engineering of Polysaccharide Materials

by Phosphorylase-Catalyzed Enzymatic Chain-Elongation, 1st Edition

By Jun-ichi Kadokawa, Yoshiro Kaneko

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142 pages

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Polysaccharides and their related compounds are attracting much attention due to their potential as new functional materials in many research fields such as medicine, pharmaceutics, foods, and cosmetics. Therefore, precision synthesis of new polysaccharides with well-defined structure is increasingly important. For this purpose, enzymatic method is

Table of Contents

Introduction. General Scope for Enzymatic Tools in Engineering of Polysaccharide Materials. Phosphorylase-catalyzed enzymatic glycosylation. Phosphorylase-catalyzed enzymatic polymerization. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of amylose-grafted synthetic polymeric materials by phosphorylase catalysis. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of amylose-grafting heteropolysaccharide materials by phosphorylase catalysis. Preparation of nanostructured inclusion complexes in phosphorylase-catalyzed enzymatic polymerization ("Vine-twining polymerization"). Applications and material preparations by means of vine-twining polymerization by phosphorylase catalysis. Carbohydrate engineering by phosphorylase catalysis. Preparation of amylose-based nanomaterials by phosphorylase catalysis.

About the Authors

Jun-ichi Kadokawa is professor at Kagoshima University, Japan, since 2004. He received his PhD from Tohoku University, Japan, in 1992. Then he joined Yamagata University, Japan, as a research associate. From 1996 to 1997, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany. Between 1999 and 2004, he was associate professor at Yamagata University and Tohoku University. Prof. Kadokawa is the recipient of the Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science and the Cellulose Society of Japan Award.

Yoshiro Kaneko received his doctor of engineering degree at Yamagata University in 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Yamagata University and at the National Institute for Materials Science. From 2004 to 2010, he was an assistant professor at Kagoshima University. He has been working as an associate professor at Kagoshima University since 2010.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Orthopedics
MEDICAL / Surgery / General