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Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 1998 May;49(5):523-30.

Use of azo dye ligand chromatography for the partial purification of a novel extracellular peroxidase from Streptomyces viridosporus T7A.

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Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow 83844-3052, USA.


Crude peroxidase preparations from the lignocellulose-degrading actinomycete, Streptomyces viridosporus T7A, were shown to decolorize several azo dye isomers and showed a correlation of dye structure to degradability similar to that shown by fungal Mn-peroxidase, an enzyme not previously described in actinomycetes. Addition of the heme-peroxidase inhibitor KCN did not significantly change the ability of the T7A enzyme(s) to decompose the dyes. These results suggest that T7A may produce an Mn- or other peroxidase with similar substrate specificity to Mn-peroxidase. Affinity chromatography using immobilized azo dye isomers was used for purifying peroxidases from T7A. A significantly purified peroxidase preparation was obtained irrespective of the azo dye used. In comparison, concanavalin A lectin affinity chromatography showed very poor binding and resolution for T7A peroxidases. Azo dye affinity purification gave preparations sufficiently purified to allow amino acid microsequencing for two of the bound proteins. N-terminal amino acid sequences were found to share significant homology with a fungal Mn-peroxidase and actinomycete cellulases.

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