Formation of oligosaccharides during enzymatic lactose: Part I: State of art



Enzymatic lactose hydrolysis by β-galactosidase (lactase) was investigated with respect to the formation of oligosaccharides. An analysis of the formation of oligosaccharides and their control is important in the development of technical applications for enzymatic lactose hydrolysis. The available literature data on transfer reactions of lactase were reviewed, compared, and presented in a concise tabular form. Mechanisms and possible ways of modelling enzymatic lactose hydrolysis, including formation of oligosaccharides, are presented.