Megazyme recently launched a range of new high purity oligosaccharides

 recently launched a range of new high purity oligosaccharides for use in research, biochemical enzyme assays and analytical applications. Most of these new oligosaccharides are exclusive to Megazyme. These products are well suited for the advancement of research in the fields of bacterial, fungal, plant and animal polysaccharides.

Sophorooligosaccharides / 1,2-β-D-Glucooligosaccharides
Sophoro-Oligo-ImageSophorooligosaccharides (DP2-6) are derived from 1,2-β-glucan - a rare  bacterial polysaccharide and contain only Glc-β-1,2-Glc linkages. The oligosaccharides > DP2 are exclusive to Megazyme.

O-SOPH Sophorose
O-SOPH3 Sophorotriose Exclusive to Megazyme       
O-SOPH4 Sophorotetraose
O-SOPH5 Sophoropentaose
O-SOPH6   Sophorohexaose

Laminarioligosaccharides / 1,3-β-D-Glucooligosaccharides
In addition to the existing laminarioligosaccahride range (DP2-6), Megazyme now offers the corresponding DP7-9 oligosaccharides.

O-LAM7 Laminariheptaose
O-LAM8 Laminarioctaose
O-LAM9     Laminarinonaose


Oligogalac-Oligo-ImageOligogalacturonides (DP2-4) are derived from polygalacturonic acid - a pectin component - and contain only GalA-α-1,4-GalA linkages. These oligosaccharides are suitable for research of pectin-degrading enzymes.

O-GALA2  Digalacturonic acid
O-GALA3 Trigalacturonic acid
O-GALA4 Tetragalacturonic acid

Nigerooligosaccharides / 1,3-α-D-Glucooligosaccharides
Niger-Oligo-ImageNigerooligosaccharides (DP2-6) are derived from mutan (1,3-α-glucan) – a bacterial polysaccharide that is involved in tooth decay. These oligosaccharides contain only Glc-1,3-α-Glc linkages, most are exclusive to Megazyme.

O-NGR Nigerose
O-NGR3 Nigerotriose
O-NGR4  Nigerotetraose
O-NGR5 Nigeropentaose
O-NGR6   Nigerohexaose

Chitosan oligosaccharides (DP2-5) are derived from fully deacetylated chitosan and contain only GlcNH2-β-1,4-GlcNH2 linkages. In addition, both mono-N-acetylated isomers of chitosanbiose have been synthesised. These oligosaccharides are suitable for research of chitin, chito-oligosaccharides and chitin-degrading enzymes.

O-CHIS2 Chitosanbiose
O-CHIS3 Chitosantriose
O-CHIS4 Chitosantetraose
O-CHIS5 Chitosanpentaose
O-CHIN2   1,4-β-D-Glucosaminyl-D-N-Acetylglucosamine (HCl)
O-CHIN2A 1,4-β-D-N-Acetylglucosaminyl-D-Glucosamine 

Galactooligosaccharides (GOS)

GOS-Oligo-ImageGalactooligosaccharides are produced during the β-galactosidase mediated hydrolysis of lactose during the manufacture of lactose-free and low-lactose products. They are a well-known prebiotic that are often added to nutritional products, most notably infant formula.

O-GBI3 1,3-β-D-Galactobiose
O-GBI4 1,4-β-D-Galactobiose
O-GBI6 1,6-β-D-Galactobiose
O-LAC3 1,3-β-D-Galactosyl-D-glucose
O-LAC6   Allolactose (1,6-β-D-Galactosyl-D-glucose)
O-GLAC6 6'-Galactosyllactose

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