Author(s): Sarauli D, Ludwig R, Haltrich D, Gorton L, Lisdat F
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Abstract The present study reports on the comparison of direct and mediated electron transfer pathways in the interaction of the fungal enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) with the redox protein cytochrome c (cyt c) immobilised at a modified gold electrode surface. Two types of CDHs were chosen for this investigation: a basidiomycete (white rot) CDH from Trametes villosa and a recently discovered ascomycete from the thermophilic fungus Corynascus thermophilus. The choice was based on the pH-dependent interaction of these enzymes with cyt c in solution containing the substrate cellobiose (CB). Both enzymes show rather similar catalytic behaviour at lower pH, dominated by a direct electron exchange with the electrode. With increasing pH, however, also cyt c-mediated electron transfer becomes possible. The pH-dependent behaviour in the presence and in the absence of cyt c is analysed and the potential reaction mechanism for the two enzymes with a different pH-behaviour is discussed. Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
This article was published in Bioelectrochemistry
and referenced in Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics