Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp 871–897

New and classic families of secreted fungal heme peroxidases

  • Martin Hofrichter
  • René Ullrich
  • Marek J. Pecyna
  • Christiane Liers
  • Taina Lundell
Mini-Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00253-010-2633-0

Cite this article as:
Hofrichter, M., Ullrich, R., Pecyna, M.J. et al. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2010) 87: 871. doi:10.1007/s00253-010-2633-0

Abstract

Heme-containing peroxidases secreted by fungi are a fascinating group of biocatalysts with various ecological and biotechnological implications. For example, they are involved in the biodegradation of lignocelluloses and lignins and participate in the bioconversion of other diverse recalcitrant compounds as well as in the natural turnover of humic substances and organohalogens. The current review focuses on the most recently discovered and novel types of heme-dependent peroxidases, aromatic peroxygenases (APOs), and dye-decolorizing peroxidases (DyPs), which catalyze remarkable reactions such as peroxide-driven oxygen transfer and cleavage of anthraquinone derivatives, respectively, and represent own separate peroxidase superfamilies. Furthermore, several aspects of the “classic” fungal heme-containing peroxidases, i.e., lignin, manganese, and versatile peroxidases (LiP, MnP, and VP), phenol-oxidizing peroxidases as well as chloroperoxidase (CPO), are discussed against the background of recent scientific developments.

Keywords

Peroxidases Peroxygenases P450 Oxygen transfer Basidiomycota 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Hofrichter
    • 1
  • René Ullrich
    • 1
  • Marek J. Pecyna
    • 1
  • Christiane Liers
    • 1
  • Taina Lundell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental BiotechnologyInternational Graduate School of ZittauZittauGermany
  2. 2.Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, Division of Microbiology, Viikki BiocenterUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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