Novel haloperoxidase from the agaric basidiomycete Agrocybe aegerita oxidizes aryl alcohols and aldehydes.

@article{Ullrich2004NovelHF,
  title={Novel haloperoxidase from the agaric basidiomycete Agrocybe aegerita oxidizes aryl alcohols and aldehydes.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Ullrich and J{\"o}rg N{\"u}ske and Katrin Scheibner and Joerg Spantzel and Martin Hofrichter},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={4575-81}
}
Agrocybe aegerita, a bark mulch- and wood-colonizing basidiomycete, was found to produce a peroxidase (AaP) that oxidizes aryl alcohols, such as veratryl and benzyl alcohols, into the corresponding aldehydes and then into benzoic acids. The enzyme also catalyzed the oxidation of typical peroxidase substrates, such as 2,6-dimethoxyphenol (DMP) or 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate) (ABTS). A. aegerita peroxidase production depended on the concentration of organic nitrogen in the… CONTINUE READING