, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 306–307 | Cite as

Ferredoxin reductase catalyzes styrene oxidation to styrene oxide

  • G. Belvedere
  • D. Blezza
  • L. Cantoni


The flavoprotein ferredoxin reductase catalyzed the oxidation of styrene to styrene oxide in the presence of NADPH. This reaction was inhibited by the addition of catalase and superoxide dismutase. The addition of the nonheme iron protein ferredoxin partially inhibited styrene oxidation. H2O2 was also able to catalyze this reaction when added to the enzyme in the absence of NADPH.


Oxidation Enzyme Iron H2O2 Superoxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Belvedere
    • 1
  • D. Blezza
    • 1
  • L. Cantoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche ‘Mario Negri’Milano(Italy)

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