Hydroxylation of non-substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by cytochrome P450 BM3 engineered by directed evolution.

Chrysene and pyrene are known toxic compounds recalcitrant to biodegradation. Here directed evolution allowed us to identify two new mutants of cytochrome P450 BM3 that are able to hydroxylate both compounds. Random mutagenesis has been used to generate libraries of mutants of P450 BM3 active toward polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) PAHs. After two… CONTINUE READING