Isoenzymes of manganese-dependent peroxidase and laccase produced by the lignin-degrading basidiomycete Ceriporiopsis subvermispora

Microbiology (Reading). 1994 Oct;140 ( Pt 10):2691-8. doi: 10.1099/00221287-140-10-2691.


The white-rot basidiomycete Ceriporiopsis subvermispora produces two families of ligninolytic enzymes, namely manganese-dependent peroxidases (MnPs) and laccases, when growing in liquid cultures of defined composition. In medium containing 11 p.p.m. of Mn(II), up to seven isoenzymes of MnP and four isoenzymes of laccase were resolved by isoelectrofocusing (IEF), with pI values in the range 4.10-4.60 and 3.45-3.65, respectively. Occasionally, a fifth laccase isoform of pI 4.70 was also detected. In cultures with 25 and 40 p.p.m. of Mn(II), mainly the MnPs with higher pI values are produced. The isoenzyme pattern of MnP is not altered throughout the growth period of the fungus. MnP and laccase are also produced by C. subvermispora when growing on wood chips of Pinus radiata. Highest levels of both enzymes were obtained during the first week of incubation. A second peak of MnP activity was observed during the fourth week, whereas very low levels of laccase were extracted from the chips after the second week of growth. IEF analysis showed that the pI values of these laccases are similar to those of laccases produced in liquid cultures, being in the range 3.45-3.65. In contrast, four isoforms of MnP were resolved during the first week of incubation on wood chips, with pI values of 4.40, 4.17, 4.04 and 3.53. This profile underwent a transition during the second week of growth, at the end of which isoforms of MnP with pI values of 3.53, 3.40, 3.30 and 3.20 were resolved by IEF.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Antibodies
  • Basidiomycota / enzymology*
  • Blotting, Western
  • Isoenzymes / biosynthesis
  • Isoenzymes / immunology
  • Laccase
  • Lignin / metabolism
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Molecular Weight
  • Oxidoreductases / biosynthesis*
  • Peroxidases / biosynthesis*
  • Sequence Alignment


  • Antibodies
  • Isoenzymes
  • Lignin
  • Oxidoreductases
  • Laccase
  • Peroxidases
  • manganese peroxidase