Author(s): Brown JP
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Abstract The O(2)-sensitive reduction of high-molecular-weight aromatic azo and nitro dyes by intestinal bacteria appears to be mediated by low-molecular-weight electron carriers with E(o)' = -200 to -350 mV. This process may allow the design of polymeric azo prodrugs for specific release of certain aromatic amines in the colon.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology