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Lignin-degrading Peroxidases from Genome of Selective Ligninolytic Fungus Ceriporiopsis subverispora


Elena Fernandez-Fueyo
Francisco J. Ruiz-Duenas
Yuta Miki
Marta Jesus Martinez
Angel T. Martinez



Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory


THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY VOLUME 287, NUMBER. 20, pp. 16903–16916, May 11, 2012.


Background: The first genome of a selective lignin degrader is available. Results: Its screening shows 26 peroxidase genes, and 5 genes were heterologously expressed and the catalytic properties investigated. Conclusion: Two new peroxidases oxidize simple and dimeric lignin models and efficiently depolymerize lignin. Significance: Although lignin peroxidase and versatile peroxidase had not been reported in C. subvermispora, the genomic screening suggests the presence of related lignin-degrading enzymes.


Fernandez-Fueyo, Elena; Ruiz-Duenas, Francisco J.; Miki, Yuta; Martinez, Marta Jesus; Hammel, Kenneth E.; Martinez, Angel T. 2012. Lignin-degrading peroxidases from genome of selective ligninolytic fungus Ceriporiopsis subverispora. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287(20): 16903–16916.

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