Mangiferin, a major constituent of Mangifera indica L., has attracted substantial attention due to its anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial activities. However, its poor solubility in water limits its use in food and pharmaceutical industries. In this study, novel mangiferin-(1→6)-α-D-glucopyranoside (Mg-G1) was enzymatically synthesized from mangiferin and sucrose using glucansucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512F/KM, and optimized using response surface methodology. The water solubility of Mg-G1 was found to be 824.7 mM, which is more than 2300-fold higher than that of mangiferin. Mg-G1 also showed DPPH radical scavenging activity and superoxide dismutase (SOD)-like scavenging activity, which were 4.77- and 3.71-fold higher than that of mangiferin, respectively. Mg-G1 displayed inhibitory activity against human intestinal maltase and COX-2. Thus, the novel glucosylated mangiferin may be used as an ingredient in functional food and pharmaceutical application.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology