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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Jun 24;260(1):181-7.

cis-2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl dehydrogenase and cis-1, 2-dihydro-1,2-dihydroxynaphathalene dehydrogenase catalyze dehydrogenation of the same range of substrates.

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INRS-Santé, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, 245 Hymus Boulevard, Pointe-Claire, Québec, H9R 1G6, Canada.


Pseudomonas putida strain G7 cis-1,2-dihydro-1, 2-dihydroxynaphthalene dehydrogenase (NahB) and Comamonas testosteroni strain B-356 cis-2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl dehydrogenase (BphB) were found to be catalytically active towards cis-2,3-dihydro-2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl (specificity factors of 501 and 5850 s-1 mM-1 respectively), cis-1,2-dihydro-1, 2-dihydroxynaphthalene (specificity factors of 204 and 193 s-1 mM-1 respectively) and 3,4-dihydro-3,4-dihydroxy-2,2',5, 5'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (specificity factors of 1.6 and 4.9 s-1 mM-1 respectively). A key finding in this work is the capacity of strain B-356 BphB as well as Burkholderia cepacia strain LB400 BphB to catalyze dehydrogenation of 3,4-dihydro-3,4-dihydroxy-2,2',5, 5'-tetrachlorobiphenyl which is the metabolite resulting from the catalytic meta-para hydroxylation of 2,2',5,5'-tetrachlorobiphenyl by LB400 biphenyl dioxygenase.

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