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Peroxidases Depolymerize Lignin in Organic Media but not in Water
Jonathan S. Dordick, Michael A. Marletta and Alexander M. Klibanov
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Vol. 83, No. 17 (Sep. 1, 1986), pp. 6255-6257
Published by: National Academy of Sciences
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/28335
Page Count: 3
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Horseradish peroxidase and milk lactoperoxidase, while unable to degrade either synthetic or natural lignins in aqueous solutions, vigorously depolymerize polyconiferyl alcohol, milled wood lignin, and kraft pine lignin in dioxane, dimethylformamide, or methyl formate containing 5% aqueous buffer (10 mM acetate, pH 5). Horseradish peroxidase, solubilized in organic media by chemical modification, can also degrade lignin in native lignocellulose (wheat straw).
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