2-Chloro-1,4-dimethoxybenzene as a mediator of lignin peroxidase catalyzed oxidations

Pauline J.M. Teunissen, Jim A. Field

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Poly R-478, 4-methoxymandelic acid and oxalic acid were oxidized by lignin peroxidase (LiP) in the presence of the fungal metabolite 2-chloro-1,4-dimethoxybenzene (2Cl-14DMB), whereas no oxidation occurred in the absence of 2Cl-14DMB. These substrates clearly inhibited the consumption of 2Cl-14DMB and the formation of 2-chloro-1,4-benzoquinone from 2Cl-14DMB by LiP. The results suggest that 2Cl-14DMB can replace the function of veratryl alcohol as a redox mediator in lignin peroxidase catalyzed oxidations. Copyright (C) 1998 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 20 1998


  • 2-Chloro-1,4-dimethoxybenzene
  • 4-Methoxy mandelic acid
  • Bjerkandera sp. BOS55
  • Lignin peroxidase
  • Mediator
  • Poly R-478

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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