• Y. Escamilla-Lozano
  • M. García-Garibay
  • A. López-Munguía-Canales Instituto de Biotecnología UNAM
  • L. Gómez-Ruíz
  • G. Rodríguez-Serrano
  • A. Cruz-Guerrero
Keywords: α-L-fucosidase, lactobacilli, fucose, human milk oligosaccharides


The ability of six lactic acid bacteria to produce α-L-fucosidase is reported here for the first time, opening a wide field of investigation into the metabolism and assimilation of human milk oligosaccharides by lactic acid bacteria. Lactobacillus casei IMAU60214, Lactobacillus casei Shirota, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus rhamnosus KLDS, Lactobacillus helveticus IMAU70129 and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus NCFB-2772 were all able to produce α-L-fucosidases. Growth kinetics and carbohydrate consumption measurements indicated that the six strains were able to metabolise D-glucose and D-galactose as a carbon source; surprisingly, they did not assimilate L-fucose. However, α-L-fucosidase was a cell-associated enzyme and produced constitutively in different carbon sources. The highest cellassociated α-L-fucosidase activity was observed in L. rhamnosus GG (0.16 U mg−1)


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How to Cite
Escamilla-Lozano, Y., García-Garibay, M., López-Munguía-Canales, A., Gómez-Ruíz, L., Rodríguez-Serrano, G., & Cruz-Guerrero, A. (2020). SYNTHESIS OF α-L-FUCOSIDASE IN DIFFERENT STRAINS OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 14(3), 623-629. Retrieved from

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