Expression and Characterization of a Dye-Decolorizing Peroxidase from Pseudomonas Fluorescens Pf0-1
Fraaije, Marco W.
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The consumption of dyes is increasing worldwide in line with the increase of population and demand for clothes and other colored products. However, the e ciency of dyeing processes is still poor and results in large amounts of colored e uents. It is desired to develop a portfolio of enzymes which can be used for the treatment of colored wastewaters. Herein, we used genome sequence information to discover a dye-decolorizing peroxidase (DyP) from Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-01. Two genes putatively encoding for DyPs were identified in the respective genome and cloned for expression in Escherichia coli, of which one (PfDyP B2) could be overexpressed as a soluble protein. PfDyP B2 shows some typical features known for DyPs which includes the ability to convert dyes at the expense of hydrogen peroxide. Interestingly, t-butyl hydroperoxide could be used as an alternative substrate to hydrogen peroxide. Immobilization of PfDyP B2 in calcium-alginate beads resulted in a significant increase... in stability: PfDyP B2 retains 80% of its initial activity after 2 h incubation at 50 °C, while the soluble enzyme is inactivated within minutes. PfDyP B2 was also tested with aniline and ethyl diazoacetate as substrates. Based on GC-MS analyses, 30% conversion of the starting material was achieved after 65 h at 30 °C. Importantly, this is the first report of a DyP-catalyzed insertion of a carbene into an N-H bond.
Keywords:DyP peroxidase / oxidoreductase / reactive dye / decolorization
Source:Catalysts, 2019, 9, 463-