Biosynthetic Pathway for Veratryl Alcohol in the Ligninolytic Fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium.

@article{Jensen1994BiosyntheticPF,
  title={Biosynthetic Pathway for Veratryl Alcohol in the Ligninolytic Fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium.},
  author={Kenneth A. Jensen and Kathryn M. Evans and Tamara K Kirk and Kenneth E Hammel},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={709-14}
}
Veratryl alcohol (VA) is a secondary metabolite of white-rot fungi that produce the ligninolytic enzyme lignin peroxidase. VA stabilizes lignin peroxidase, promotes the ability of this enzyme to oxidize a variety of physiological substrates, and is accordingly thought to play a significant role in fungal ligninolysis. Pulse-labeling and isotope-trapping experiments have now clarified the pathway for VA biosynthesis in the white-rot basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium. The pulse-labeling… CONTINUE READING