We cloned full-length cDNAs of more than 130 cytochrome P450s (P450s) derived from Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and successfully expressed 70 isoforms using a co-expression system of P. chrysosporium P450 and yeast NADPH-P450 reductase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Of these P450s, a microsomal P450 designated as PcCYP65a2 consists of 626 amino acid residues with a molecular mass of 68.3 kDa. Sequence alignment of PcCYP65a2 and human CYP1A2 revealed a unique structure of PcCYP65a2. Functional analysis of PcCYP65a2 using the recombinant S. cerevisiae cells demonstrated that this P450 catalyzes 3′-hydroxylation of naringenin to yield eriodictyol, which has various biological and pharmacological properties. In addition, the recombinant S. cerevisiae cells expressing PcCYP65a2 metabolized such polyaromatic compounds as dibenzo-p-dioxin (DD), 2-monochloroDD, biphenyl, and naphthalene. These results suggest that PcCYP65a2 is practically useful for both bioconversion and bioremediation.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 11 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology