Engineering of a manganese-binding site in lignin peroxidase isozyme H8 from Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Tünde Mester, Ming Tien

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A Mn2+-binding site was created in the recombinant lignin peroxidase isozyme H8 from Phanerochaete chrysosporium. In fungal Mn peroxidase, the Mn-binding site is composed of Glu35, Glu39, and Asp179. We generated a similar site in lignin peroxidase by generating an anionic binding site. We generated three mutations: Asn182Asp, Asp183Lys, and Ala36Glu. Its activity, veratryl alcohol, and Mn2+ oxidation were compared to those of native recombinant enzyme and to fungal Mn peroxidase isozyme H4, respectively. The mutated enzyme was able to oxidize Mn2+ and still retain its ability to oxidize veratryl alcohol. Steadystate results indicate that the enzyme's ability to oxidize veratryl alcohol was lowered slightly. The Km for Mn2+ was determined to be 1.57 mM and the kcat=5.45 s-1. These results indicate that the mutated lignin peroxidase is less effective in Mn2+ oxidation that the wild type fungal enzyme. The pH optima of veratryl alcohol and Mn oxidation were altered by the mutation. They are one unit of pH value higher than those of recombinant H8 and wild type fungal Mn peroxidase isozyme H4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-728
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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