Researchers at Texas A&M have created a variant of an oxygenase, 4-methyl-5-nitrocatechol monooxygenase (DntB) from a Burkholderia sp. bacterium, that can break down a broader range of compounds than the original enzyme. The team used error-prone polymerase chain reaction to create variant DntB M22L/L3801. The variant enzyme is 11 times more efficient than the wild type enzyme in degrading 4NP.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Specialist publication||Industrial Bioprocessing|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Organic Chemistry