1. A soluble enzyme system which oxidizes benzene to cis-1,2-dihydroxycyclohexa-3,5-diene (cis-benzene glycol) was obtained from a species of Pseudomonas grown on benzene as the major carbon source. 2. The system was shown to consist of three protein components. Two of these were non-haem-iron proteins of molecular weight approx. 21,000 and approx. 186,000 and the other was a flavoprotein of molecular weight approx. 60,000. 3. Fe2+ and NADH were essential cofactors for benzene oxidation.
Research Article| January 01 1975
Purification and some properties of a soluble benzene-oxidizing system from a strain of Pseudomonas
B C Axcell;
Biochem J (1975) 146 (1): 173-183.
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B C Axcell, P J Geary; Purification and some properties of a soluble benzene-oxidizing system from a strain of Pseudomonas. Biochem J 1 January 1975; 146 (1): 173–183. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1460173
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