The action of rice branching enzyme I (BEI) on starches

Taiki Akasaka, Nhuan Thi Vu, Kimiko Chaen, Aiko Nishi, Hikaru Satoh, Hiroko Ida, Toshiro Omori, Makoto Kimura

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The rice branching enzyme I (BEI) overproduced in Escherichia coli cells was investigated with respect to action on starches. BEI treatment decreased the turbidity of starch suspensions with distinct pasting behaviors from a native starch. This result suggests the great potential of BEI as a molecular tool for the production of a novel glucan polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2516-2518
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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