Author(s): Sulistyaningdyah WT, Ogawa J, Tanaka H, Maeda C, Shimizu S
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Abstract An enzyme showing alkaliphilic laccase activity was purified from the culture supernatant of Myrothecium verrucaria 24G-4. The enzyme was highly stable under alkaline conditions, showed an optimum reaction pH of 9.0 for 4-aminoantipyrine/phenol coupling, and decolorized synthetic dyes under alkaline conditions. It showed structural and catalytic similarities with bilirubin oxidase, but preferably oxidized phenolic compounds. The enzyme catalyzed veratryl alcohol oxidation at pH 9.0 with 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) as a mediator, suggesting that the laccase mediator system functioned well under alkaline conditions.
This article was published in FEMS Microbiol Lett
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development