Ligninase isolated from Phanerochaete chrysosporium catalyzes cleavage of beta -1 and beta -0-4 lignin models between C// alpha and C// beta of their propyl side chains, and it also catalyzes a number of other oxidations in various lignin-related compounds. Some of the reactions, including C// alpha -C// beta cleavage, consume both H//2O//2 and O//2, whereas others consume only H//2O//2. Based on studies of the mechanism of oxidation of several substrates, a unified scheme for ligninase action on lignin-related compounds is proposed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
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