Enzymatic synthesis of 2-deoxyglucose-containing maltooligosaccharides for tracing the location of glucose absorption from starch digestion

Byung Hoo Lee, Dong Wan Koh, Paul R. Territo, Cheon Seok Park, Bruce R. Hamaker, Sang Ho Yoo

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Abstract The ileal brake mechanism which induces a potentially beneficial slower gastric emptying rate and increased satiety is triggered by macronutrients including glucose from glycemic carbohydrates. For optimization of this diet-induced health benefit, there is the need for a way to determine the location of glucose deposition in the small intestine. Labeled 2-deoxyglucose (2-DG) can be used to trace the location of glucose absorption due to its accumulative property in the small intestine enterocytes. However, because pure glucose, or 2-DG, is directly absorbed in the proximal small intestine, we designed 2-DG containing maltooligosaccharides (2-DG-MOs) that can be used with a mild α-glucosidase inhibitor to attain an analytical method for determining location-specific delivery of glucose and its physiological effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9996
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
StatePublished - Jun 30 2015



  • 2-Deoxyglucose (2-DG)
  • Amylosucrase
  • Glucose absorption
  • Maltooligosaccharides
  • Mucosal α-glucosidases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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