Degradation of β-hexachlorocyclohexane by haloalkane dehalogenase LinB from Sphingomonas paucimobilis UT26

Yuji Nagata, Zbyněk Prokop, Yukari Sato, Petr Jerabek, Ashwani Kumar, Yoshiyuki Ohtsubo, Masataka Tsuda, Jiří Damborský

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Abstract

β-Hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) is the most recalcitrant among the α-, β-, γ-, and δ-isomers of HCH and causes serious environmental pollution problems. We demonstrate here that the haloalkane dehalogenase LinB, reported earlier to mediate the second step in the degradation of γ-HCH in Sphingomonas paucimobilis UT26, metabolizes β-HCH to produce 2,3,4,5,6-pentachlorocyclohexanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2183-2185
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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