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Action of light on the relative activity of peroxidase in the aerobic oxidation of lignin


It has been established that the activity of peroxidase depends to a considerable degree on the radiation dose and the spectral composition of the light. A special sensitivity of the enzyme to the action of the blue and red regions of the spectrum has been shown. In the investigation it was found that light with a wavelength greater than 520 nm promotes the liberation, and short wave light the consumption, of oxygen during the aerobic oxidation of lignin in the presence of peroxidase.

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Siberian-Research Institute of Cellulose and Cardboard, Bratsk. Translated from Khimiya Prirodnykh Soedinenii, No. 3, pp. 375–378, May–June, 1984.

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Strel'skii, V.A., Chupka, É.I. Action of light on the relative activity of peroxidase in the aerobic oxidation of lignin. Chem Nat Compd 20, 350–353 (1984).

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  • Oxygen
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Radiation Dose
  • Relative Activity
  • Short Wave