Human MilK Oligosaccharides
Human oligosaccharides (HMOs) are complex carbohydrates made up of short chains of monosaccharide units (sugars) found naturally in human breast milk. These oligosaccharides support a variety of essential biological functions, including promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the infant gut, protecting against harmful bacteria that can cause infections, promoting the development of the immune system, and redicing inflammation.
HMOs are complex molecules that are difficult and expensive to produce using chemical synthesis. To date, only a handful of HMOs can be produced through microbial fermentation, while the production of most HMOs is hindered due to their relatively large molecular size and structures.
Enzymit cell-free production platform holds major advantages over chemical and fermentation-based production of HMOs: