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Bacterial dehalogenation
  • S. Fetzner
  • Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • 1998
Abstract Halogenated organic compounds are produced industrially in large quantities and represent an important class of environmental pollutants. However, an abundance of haloorganic compounds isExpand
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Bacterial degradation of pyridine, indole, quinoline, and their derivatives under different redox conditions
  • S. Fetzner
  • Chemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • 27 March 1998
Abstract Bacteria have evolved a diverse potential to transform and even mineralize numerous organic compounds of both natural and xenobiotic origin. This article describes the occurrence ofExpand
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Bacterial dehalogenases: biochemistry, genetics, and biotechnological applications.
This review is a survey of bacterial dehalogenases that catalyze the cleavage of halogen substituents from haloaromatics, haloalkanes, haloalcohols, and haloalkanoic acids. Concerning the enzymaticExpand
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PqsE of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Acts as Pathway-Specific Thioesterase in the Biosynthesis of Alkylquinolone Signaling Molecules.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses the alkylquinolones PQS (2-heptyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolone) and HHQ (2-heptyl-4(1H)-quinolone) as quorum-sensing signal molecules, controlling the expression of manyExpand
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Quorum quenching enzymes.
  • S. Fetzner
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of biotechnology
  • 10 May 2015
Bacteria use cell-to-cell communication systems based on chemical signal molecules to coordinate their behavior within the population. These quorum sensing systems are potential targets forExpand
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Cofactor-independent oxidases and oxygenases
Whereas the majority of O2-metabolizing enzymes depend on transition metal ions or organic cofactors for catalysis, a significant number of oxygenases and oxidases neither contain nor require anyExpand
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Quercetinase QueD of Streptomyces sp. FLA, a monocupin dioxygenase with a preference for nickel and cobalt.
Quercetinase (QueD) of Streptomyces sp. FLA is an enzyme of the monocupin family and catalyzes the 2,4-dioxygenolytic cleavage of the flavonol quercetin. After expression of the queD gene inExpand
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Gene Cluster of Arthrobacter ilicis Rü61a Involved in the Degradation of Quinaldine to Anthranilate
A genetic analysis of the anthranilate pathway of quinaldine degradation was performed. A 23-kb region of DNA from Arthrobacter ilicis Rü61a was cloned into the cosmid pVK100. Although EscherichiaExpand
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Quinaldine 4-oxidase from Arthrobacter sp. Rü61a, a versatile procaryotic molybdenum-containing hydroxylase active towards N-containing heterocyclic compounds and aromatic aldehydes.
Quinaldine 4-oxidase from Arthrobacter sp. Rü61a, an inducible molybdenum-containing hydroxylase, was purified to homogeneity by an optimized five-step procedure. Molecular oxygen is proposed asExpand
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Identification of large linear plasmids in Arthrobacter spp. encoding the degradation of quinaldine to anthranilate.
Arthrobacter nitroguajacolicus Rü61a, which utilizes quinaldine as sole source of carbon and energy, was shown to contain a conjugative linear plasmid of approximately 110 kb, named pAL1. It exhibitsExpand
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