A gene (PSTG2) coding for a novel β-glucosidase belonging to glycoside hydrolase family 3 was identified in the vicinity of the previously identified β-glucosidase gene [sesaminol triglucoside (STG)-hydrolyzing β-glucosidase, PSTG1] in the genome of Paenibacillus sp. strain KB0549. Compared with PSTG1, recombinant PSTG2 more specifically acted on the β-1,2-glucosidic linkage of the STG molecule to transiently accumulate a larger amount of 6-O-(β-D-glucopyranosyl)-β-D-glucopyranosylsesaminol.
- Glycoside hydrolase family 3
- Sesaminol triglucoside