A bacterial enzyme degrading the model lignin compound beta-etherase is a member of the glutathione-S-transferase superfamily.

@article{Masai1993ABE,
  title={A bacterial enzyme degrading the model lignin compound beta-etherase is a member of the glutathione-S-transferase superfamily.},
  author={Eiji Masai and Yoshihiro Katayama and Shoko Kubota and Shuji Kawai and Masayuki Yamasaki and Noriyuki Morohoshi},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1993},
  volume={323 1-2},
  pages={
          135-40
        }
}
Cleavage of beta-aryl ether linkages is essential in lignin degradation. We identified another beta-etherase gene (ligF), which contains an open reading frame of 771 bp and lies between genes coding C alpha-dehydrogenase (ligD) and beta-etherase (ligE). The beta-etherase activity of LigF expressed in Escherichia coli was more than 80 times as high as that of LigE. ligF and ligE are homologous to glutathione-S-transferase, and upon addition of glutathione a remarkable acceleration of beta… CONTINUE READING

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