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Dye-decolorizing peroxidase (DyP) from Auricularia auricula-judae and versatile peroxidase (VP) from Pleurotus eryngii oxidize the three mononitrophenol isomers. Both enzymes have been overexpressed in Escherichia coli and in vitro activated. Despite their very different three-dimensional structures, the nitrophenol oxidation site is located at a solvent-exposed aromatic residue in both DyP (Trp377) and VP (Trp164), as revealed by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry and kinetic analyses of nitrophenol oxidation by the native enzymes and their tryptophan-less variants (the latter showing 10-60 fold lower catalytic efficiencies).
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Name: Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
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RNA that has catalytic activity. The catalytic RNA sequence folds to form a complex surface that can function as an enzyme in reactions with itself and other molecules. It may function even in the absence of protein. There are numerous examples of RNA species that are acted upon by catalytic RNA, however the scope of this enzyme class is not limited to a particular type of substrate.
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