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Carbamazepine (CBZP) is used as an antiepileptic drug and is highly persistent. In this study, CBZP was treated with laccase from white rot fungus Trametes versicolor in the presence of a redox mediator 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HBT). A single treatment with laccase and HBT eliminated CBZP by about 22% after 24h, and repeated treatments with laccase and HBT,(More)
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs diclofenac (DCF) and mefenamic acid (MFA) were treated with the white rot fungus Phanerochaete sordida YK-624. DCF completely disappeared and MFA decreased by about 90% after 6 days of treatment. It was also confirmed that the fungus almost completely removed the acute lethal toxicity of DCF and MFA towards the(More)
Endocrine-disrupting genistein was treated with the white rot fungus Phanerochaete sordida YK-624 under ligninolytic condition with low-nitrogen and high-carbon culture medium. Genistein decreased by 93% after 4 days of treatment and the activities of ligninolytic enzymes, manganese peroxidase (MnP) and laccase, were detected during treatment, thus(More)
The alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase (AF) from the fungus Rhizomucor pusillus HHT-1 released arabinose at appreciable rates from (1-->5)-alpha-L-arabinofuranooligosaccharides, sugar beet arabinan and debranched arabinan. This enzyme preferentially hydrolyzed the terminal arabinofuranosyl residue [alpha-(1-->5)-linked] of the arabinan backbone rather than the(More)
Natural steroidal hormone estrone (E1) was treated with the white rot fungus Phanerochaete sordida YK-624 under ligninolytic condition with low-nitrogen and high-carbon culture medium. E1 decreased by 98% after 5 d of treatment and the activities of ligninolytic enzymes, manganese peroxidase (MnP) and laccase, were detected during treatment, which suggested(More)
We characterized a lignin peroxidase (YK-LiP2) isolated from shaking culture inoculated with the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete sordida YK-624. The YK-LiP2 enzyme was identified and purified to homogeneity by anion-exchange chromatography and gel permeation chromatography. The molecular weight of YK-LiP2 was approximately 45 kDa, and its absorption spectrum(More)
4-tert-Octylphenol (4-t-OP) was treated with the white rot fungus Phanerochaete sordida YK-624 under ligninolytic condition with low-nitrogen and high-carbon culture medium. 4-t-OP completely disappeared after 5 days of treatment and the activities of ligninolytic enzymes, laccase and manganese peroxidase (MnP), were detected during this period, thus(More)
Peroxidase/H2O2-mediated radical coupling of 4-hydroxycinnamaldehydes produces 8–O–4-, 8–5-, and 8–8-coupled dehydrodimers as has been documented earlier, as well as the 5-5-coupled dehydrodimer. The 8–5-dehydrodimer is however produced kinetically in its cyclic phenylcoumaran form at neutral pH. Synthetic polymers produced from mixtures of(More)
Tetracycline antibiotics are widely used in human and veterinary medicine; however, residual amounts of these antibiotics in the environment are of concern since they could contribute to selection of resistant bacteria. In this study, tetracycline (TC), chlortetracycline (CTC), doxycycline (DC) and oxytetracycline (OTC) were treated with laccase from the(More)
Peroxidase/H2O2-mediated radical coupling of 4-hydroxycinnamaldehydes produces 8-O-4-, 8-5-, and 8-8-coupled dehydrodimers as has been documented earlier, as well as the 5-5-coupled dehydrodimer. The 8-5-dehydrodimer is however produced kinetically in its cyclic phenylcoumaran form at neutral pH. Synthetic polymers produced from mixtures of(More)