Fe-superoxide dismutase and 2-hydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone reductase preclude the auto-oxidation step in 4-aminophenol metabolism by Burkholderia sp. strain AK-5


Burkholderia sp. strain AK-5 converts 4-aminophenol to maleylacetic acid via 1,2,4-trihydroxybenzene, which is unstable in vitro and non-enzymatically auto-oxidized to 2-hydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone. Crude extract of strain AK-5 retarded the auto-oxidation and reduced the substrate analogue, 2,6-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone, in the presence of NADH. The two… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10532-010-9369-5


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