Oxidation of Anthracene and Benzo[a]pyrene by Laccases from Trametes versicolor.

  title={Oxidation of Anthracene and Benzo[a]pyrene by Laccases from Trametes versicolor.},
  author={Patrick J. Collins and Michiel Sloth Kotterman and James A. Field and Alan D W Dobson},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={62 12},
The in vitro oxidation of the two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons anthracene and benzo[a]pyrene, which have ionization potentials of <=7.45 eV, is catalyzed by laccases from Trametes versicolor. Crude laccase preparations were able to oxidize both anthracene and the potent carcinogen benzo[a]pyrene. Oxidation of benzo[a]pyrene was enhanced by the addition of the cooxidant 2,2(prm1)-azinobis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonate) (ABTS), while an increased anthracene oxidizing ability was observed… CONTINUE READING
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