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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Key Publications
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Côté, G.L. 2011. Oligosaccharides from sucrose via glycansucrases. Chapter 6 in "Oligosaccharides: Sources, Properties and Applications", N.S. Gordon, Ed., Nova Scientific Publishers, Hauppage, NY.  ISBN 978-1-61122-424-5  pp 157-179.

Côté, G.L. and Finkenstadt, V.L.  2008. A history of carbohydrate research at the USDA laboratory in Peoria, Illinois.  Bulletin for the History of Chemistry, 33(2): 103-111.

Côté, G.L. 2007. Flavorings and other value-added products from sucrose. Chapter 12 in Novel Enzyme Technology for Food Applications.  R.A. Rastall, Ed., Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK.  pp. 243-269.

Côté, G.L.  2005.  Sweet Inspiration.  Food Processing Intelligence (European Federation of Food Science &  Technology) Issue 2, pp. 22-24.

Biely, P. and Côté, G.L.  2005.  Microbial hemicellulolytic carbohydrate esterases. Chapter 21 In Handbook of Industrial Biocatalysis.  C.T. Hou, Ed. Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Pp. 21.1 – 21.24.

Côté, G.L.  2002.  Alternan.  Chapter 13 in Biopolymers, Vol. 5.  A. Steinbüchel, Ed.  Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany. Pp. 323-350.

Cote, G.L., Leathers, T.D., Ahlgren, J.A., Wyckoff, H.A., Hayman, G.T., and Biely, P.  1997.  Chapter  8.   Alternan and highly branched limit dextrans:  Low-viscosity polysaccharides as potential new food ingredients.  In:  Chemistry of Novel Foods,  Okai, H., Mills, O., Spanier, A. M., and Tamura, M., (eds.),  ACS Symposium Series, pp. 95-109.


Côté, G.L., Skory, C.D., Unser, S.M., Rich, J.O. 2013 The production of glucans via glucansucrases from Lactobacillus satsumensis isolated from a fermented beverage starter culture. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97 (16): 7265-7273.

Côté, G.L., Skory, C.D. 2012. Cloning, expression, and characterization of an insoluble glucan-producing glucansucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-1118. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 93(6): 2387-2394.

Finkenstadt, V.L., Côté, G.L. and Willett, J.L. 2011. Corrosion protection of low-carbon steel using exopolysaccharide coatings from Leuconostoc mesenteroides.  Biotechnology Letters 33:1093–1100.

Côté, G.L. and Leathers, T.D. 2009. Insoluble glucans from planktonic and biofilm cultures of mutants of Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-1355. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 82: 149-154.

Leathers, T.D., Nunnally, M.S. and Côté, G.L. 2009. Modification of alternan by dextranase. Biotechnology Letters 31: 289-293.

Leathers, T.D. and Côté, G.L. 2008.  Biofilm formation by alternan-producing strains of Leuconostoc mesenteroides. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 78: 1025-1031.

Dunlap, C.A and Côté, G.L.  2005. beta-Lactoglobulin-dextran conjugates; the effect of polysaccharide size on emulsion stability.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 53: 419-423.

Oligosaccharides and prebiotics

Côté, G.L., Cormier, R.S., Vermillion, K.E. 2014 Glucansucrase acceptor reactions with D-mannose. Carbohydrate Research 387:1-3. 

Hernandez-Hernandez, O., Côté, G.L., Kolida, S., Rastall, R.A., Sanz, M.L. 2011. In vitro fermentation of alternansucrase raffinose acceptor products by human gut bacteria. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59: 10901–10906.

Ruiz-Matute, A.I.,  Brokl, M. Sanz, M.L., Soria, A.C. Côté, G.L., Collins, M.E. Rastall, R.A.. 2011. Effect of dextransucrase cellobiose acceptor oligosaccharides on the growth of human gut bacteria.  Influence of chemical structure. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59: 3693-3700.

Côté, G.L. 2009. Acceptor products of alternansucrase with gentiobiose. Production of novel oligosaccharides for food and feed and elimination of bitterness. Carbohydrate Research 344: 187-190.

Côté, G.L , Sheng, S and Dunlap, C.A.  2008.  Alternansucrase acceptor products.  Biocatalysis and Biotransformation 26: 161-168.

Holt, S.M., Teresi, J.M., and Côté, G.L. 2008.  Influence of alternansucrase-derived oligosaccharides and other carbohydrates on enzyme activity in Bifidobacterium adolescentis.  Letters in Applied Microbiology 46: 73-79.

Sanz, M.L., Côté, G.L., Gibson, G.R. and Rastall, R.A.  2006.  Influence of glycosidic linkages and molecular weight in fermentation process of maltose-based oligosaccharides. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54: 9779-9784.

Côté, G.L and Sheng, S.  2006.  Penta-, hexa- and hepta-saccharide acceptor products of alternansucrase.  Carbohydrate Research 341: 2066-2072.

Sanz, M.-L., Côté, G.L., Gibson, G.R. and Rastall, R.A. 2006.  Selective fermentation of gentiobiose-derived oligosaccharides by human gut bacteria and influence of molecular weight.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology 56: 383-388.

Sanz, M.-L., Côté, G.L., Gibson, G.R. and Rastall, R.A. 2005.  Prebiotic properties of alternansucrase maltose-acceptor oligosaccharides. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 53:5911-5916.

Kim,Y.-K., Kitaoka, M., Hayashi, K., Kim, C.-H. and Côté, G.L.  2003.  A synergistic reaction mechanism of cycloalternan-forming enzyme and glucosyltransferase for the production of cycloalternan in Bacillus sp NRRL B-21195.  Carbohydrate Research 338: 2213-2220.


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