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Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 123, Issue 1–3, pp 211–217 | Cite as

Selenium Induces Manganese-dependent Peroxidase Production by the White-Rot Fungus Bjerkandera adusta (Willdenow) P. Karsten

  • Tunc Catal
  • Hong Liu
  • Hakan Bermek
Article

Abstract

In this study, selenium (Se) induction of the ligninolytic enzyme manganese-dependent peroxidase (MnP) production, and the effects on the oxidative state in the white-rot fungus Bjerkandera adusta (Willdenow) P. Karsten were demonstrated. Low concentration of Se (0.5 mM) caused up to a twofold increase in MnP production (0.81 ± 0.05 U/ml) when compared to control (0.39 ± 0.07 U/ml), whereas higher concentrations of Se (200 mM) inhibited (0.03 ± 0.01 U/ml) MnP production. Addition of high concentration of Se also caused up to a twofold increase in lipid peroxidation levels. These results demonstrate for the first time that Se may induce or reduce MnP production and lipid peroxidation levels which play a significant role in lignin degradation by white-rot fungi.

Keywords

Lipid peroxidation Manganese peroxidase Selenium White-rot fungi 

Abbreviations

Ag

Silver

Cd

Cadmium

Cu

Copper

Hg

Mercury

Lac

laccase

LiP

lignin peroxidase

MDA

Malondialdehyde

Mn

Manganese

MnP

Manganese-dependent peroxidase

Se

Selenium

Zn

Zinc

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was funded by Turkish State Planning Organization project titled “Advanced Technologies in Engineering”. We would also like to thank Pinar Huner for her valuable help in MnP stability studies. The authors also thank Kelsey Fisher for her help in proof correction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty of Sciences and LettersIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Biological and Ecological EngineeringOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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