Journal article

Characterisation and optimisation of a novel laccase from Sulfitobacter indolifex for the decolourisation of organic dyes.

Nabangshu Sharma, Ivanhoe KH Leung

Int J Biol Macromol | Published : 2021


Laccases are multi‑copper oxidases that possess the potential for industrial wastewater treatments. In this study, a putative laccase from Sulfitobacter indolifex was recombinantly produced and characterised. The enzyme was found to be stable and active at low to ambient temperature and across a range of pH conditions. The ability of the putative bacterial laccase to catalyse the decolourisation of seven common industrial dyes was also examined. Our results showed that the putative laccase could efficiently decolourise Indigo Carmine, Coomassie Brilliant Blue R-250, Congo Red, Malachite Green and Alizarin in the presence of 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) as a redox me..

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