Degradation of beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane by Haloalkane Dehalogenase LinB from Sphingomonas paucimobilis UT26.

@article{Nagata2005DegradationOB,
  title={Degradation of beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane by Haloalkane Dehalogenase LinB from Sphingomonas paucimobilis UT26.},
  author={Yuji Nagata and Zbynek Prokop and Yukari Sato and Petr Jer{\'a}bek and Ashwani Kumar and Yoshiyuki Ohtsubo and Masataka Tsuda and Jiř{\'i} Damborsk{\'y}},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={2183-5}
}
Beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) is the most recalcitrant among the alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-isomers of HCH and causes serious environmental pollution problems. We demonstrate here that the haloalkane dehalogenase LinB, reported earlier to mediate the second step in the degradation of gamma-HCH in Sphingomonas paucimobilis UT26, metabolizes beta-HCH to produce 2,3,4,5,6-pentachlorocyclohexanol. 

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