Alena Petříčková

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2-Bromophenol (1), 4-bromophenol (2), 2,4-dibromophenol (3), 2,6-dibromophenol (4), 2,4,6-tribromophenol (5) and tetrabromobisphenol A (6) (1 mM each) added to growing submerged cultures of Trametes versicolor CCBAS 612 were eliminated by 65-85% from the culture medium within 4d. Extracellular laccase activity in the culture medium was influenced by the(More)
Our aim is to describe new fungal nitrilases whose sequences were published but whose catalytic properties were unknown. We adapted for expression in E. coli three of the genes and confirmed that the enzymes acted on organic nitriles. The genome mining approach was used to search for nitrilases in filamentous fungi. Synthetic genes encoding nitrilases in(More)
Escherichia coli strains expressing different nitrilases transformed nitriles or KCN. Six nitrilases (from Aspergillus niger (2), A. oryzae, Neurospora crassa, Arthroderma benhamiae, and Nectria haematococca) were arylacetonitrilases, two enzymes (from A. niger and Penicillium chrysogenum) were cyanide hydratases and the others (from P. chrysogenum, P.(More)
Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) degradation was investigated using white rot fungi and their oxidative enzymes. Strains of the Trametes, Pleurotus, Bjerkandera and Dichomitus genera eliminated almost 1 mM TBBPA within 4 days. Laccase, whose role in TBBPA degradation was demonstrated in fungal cultures, was applied to TBBPA degradation alone and in combination(More)
Nitrilases from Aspergillus niger CBS 513.88, A. niger K10, Gibberella moniliformis, Neurospora crassa OR74A, and Penicillium marneffei ATCC 18224 were expressed in Escherichia coli BL21-Gold (DE3) after IPTG induction. N. crassa nitrilase exhibited the highest yield of 69,000 U L−1 culture. Co-expression of chaperones (GroEL/ES in G. moniliformis and P.(More)
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