Lignin degradation by peroxidase in organic media: A reassessment.


The effect of horseradish peroxidase/H(2)O(2) in organic medium (dioxane/aqueous buffer, pH 5, 95:5) on the depolymerization of synthetic (dehydrogenatively polymerized) lignin was reinvestigated. In contrast to previous claims [Dordick, J. S., Marletta, M. A. & Klibanov, A. M. (1986) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83, 6255-6257], our results demonstrated that vigorous depolymerization of this substrate did not occur. Further, during this treatment ferulic acid was not a significant biodegradation product.


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@article{Lewis1987LigninDB, title={Lignin degradation by peroxidase in organic media: A reassessment.}, author={Norman G. Lewis and Rennuel Razal and Etsuko Yamamoto}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1987}, volume={84 22}, pages={7925-7} }