Elicitation of lignin peroxidase in Streptomyces lividans

Dennis C. Yee, Thomas K. Wood

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Using a novel starch-based medium (DJMM) which elicits high expression of lignin peroxidase (ALiP-P3) from Streptomyces viridosporus T7A, significant levels of ALiP-P3 (between 1135 and 1784 nmol/g cell·min) were excreted by S. lividans TK23, TK24, and TK64 with the supernatants capable of degrading dichlorophenol (these strains were previously reported to produce low levels of LiP). The S. lividans wild-type strains produced 1/9 to 1/6 the cell-specific LiP activity previously detected in S. viridosponis T7A cultures grown in the same starch-based medium; however, by using DJMM to increase the cell density, the volumetric activity of wild-type S. lividans TK23, TK24, and TK64 strains was increased 11- to 20-fold compared to cultivations in a yeast-extract-based medium. Consequently, this increase of LiP production allows the direct analysis of LiP activity in the supernatants of these strains without the need for enzyme concentration through ultra-filtration. Immunoblot analysis verified that a single 56.5 kDa band, secreted by all three strains, was extremely similar in size and immunologic reactivity to the 59.5 kDa ALiP-PS isoform of S. T7A. In addition, Western blot analysis was used to show that a previously cloned 4.1 kb chromosomal fragment of S. viridosporus T7A DNA did not contain the ALiP-P3 structural genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Part A Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology


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