A homogeneous Mn-dependent peroxidase (MnP) was purified from the extracellular culture fluid of the lignin-degrading white rot fungus Phlebia radiata by anion exchange chromatography. The enzyme had a molecular weight of 49,000 and pI 3.8. It was a glycoprotein, containing carbohydrate moieties accounting for 10% of the molecular weight. Mn-peroxidase was capable of oxidizing phenolic compounds in the presence of H2O2, whereas the effect on nonphenolic lignin model compounds was insignificant. MnP contained protoporphyrin IX as a prosthetic group. During enzymatic reactions H2O2 converted the native MnP to compound II. Mn2+ was essential in completing the catalytic cycle by returning the enzyme to its native state. The oxidation of ultimate substrates was dependent on superoxide radicals, O2− and probably on Mn3+ generated during the catalytic cycle. MnP exhibited high activity of NADH oxidation without exogenously added H2O2. It was shown to produce H2O2 at the expense of NADH.
Karhunen, E., Kantelinen, A., & Niku-Paavola, M-L. (1990). Mn-dependent peroxidase from the lignin-degrading white rot fungus Phlebia radiata. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 279(1), 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-9861(90)90458-B