Agustin Lopez Munguía

Researcher
Ingenieria Celular y Biocatálisis
Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM
E-mail: agustin@ibt.unam.mx
Page: http://www.ibt.unam.mx

Fields of interest:

Bioctalysis, Glycosyltransferases, Prebiotics, Fructans, Levan, Inulin, Glucans.

Recent publications:

Acceptor-induced modification of regioselectivity in cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase-catalyzed glycosylation of glucopyranosides. Simon  Strompen,  Alfonso Miranda-Molina,  Agustín  López Munguía, Edmundo  Castillo, & Saab-Rincon G. Carbohydrate Research. Carbohydrate Research 404 (2015) 46–54.

Thermodynamically Controlled Chemoselectivity in Lipase-Catalyzed aza-Michael Additions. José Domingo  Rivera-Ramírez, Jaime Escalante, Agustín López-Munguía, Alain Marty & Castillo Edmundo. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 112 (2015) 76–82.

Synthesis of Fructooligosaccharides by IslA4, a truncated inulosucrase from Leuconostoc citreum. Arlen Peña-Cardeña, María Elena Rodríguez-Alegría, Clarita Olvera and Agustín López Munguía. BMC Biotechnology. (2015) 15:2, 1-9
DOI 10.1186/s12896-015-0116-1.

Bacillus subtilis 168 levansucrase (SacB) activity affects average levan molecular weight. Jaime R. Porras-Domínguez, Ángela Ávila-Fernández, Afonso Miranda-Molina, María Elena Rodríguez-Alegría, Agustín López Munguía. Carbohydrate Polymers 132 (2015) 338–344.

Intrinsic Levanase Activity of Bacillus subtilis 168 Levansucrase (SacB) L.Mendez-Lorenzo ,J.Porras , E.Raga ,C.Olvera ,M.E.Rodriguez , E. Carrillo, Costas M,A.Lopez-Munguia. PLoS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0143394 November 23, 1-15, 2015

Size product modulation by enzyme concentration reveals two distinct levan elongation mechanisms in Bacillus subtilis levansucrase.  Enrique Raga-Carbajal, Ernesto Carrillo-Nava, Miguel Costas,  Jaime Porras-Dominguez, Agustín López-Munguía, and Clarita Olvera.  Glycobiology (2016). 1–9 doi: 10.1093/glycob/cwv112

The influence of the carbohydrate anomeric linkage on the free radical scavenging activity of enzymatically synthesized phenolic glycosides. González-Ríos, J. A., Pedraza-Chaverri, J., Medina-Campos, O. N., Reina, M., Romero, Y., Martínez, A.,Lopez Munguía A & Castillo, E. RSC-Advances (2016), 6(51), 45452-45461.

Ávila-Fernández, Á., Cuevas-Juárez, E., Rodríguez-Alegría, M.E., Olvera, C. and López-Munguía, A. Functional characterization of a novel β-fructofuranosidase from Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697 on structurally diverse fructans. J. Appl. Microbiol, (2016). 121: 263–276. doi:10.1111/jam.13154

A novel two-step enzymatic synthesis of blastose, a b-D-fructofuranosyl-(2-6)-D-glucopyranose sucrose analogue. Miranda Molina A., Castillo E. & Lopez Munguia A.  Food Chemistry 227 (2017) 202-210.

Cuevas-Juárez, E., Ávila-Fernández, Á. and López-Munguía A. Identification of enzymatic activities involved in agave fructan consumption by Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697 Journal of Functional Foods. DOI information: 10.1016/j.jff.2017.05.048