Qin, X., et al. Dye‑decolorizing peroxidases in Irpex lacteus combining the catalytic properties of heme peroxidases and laccase play important roles in ligninolytic system. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 194-2961, 1-11. 8/11/2018.
The white rot fungus Irpex lacteus exhibits a great potential in biopretreatment of lignocellulose as well
as in biodegradation of xenobiotic compounds by extracellular ligninolytic enzymes. Among these enzymes, the possible involvement of dye-decolorizing peroxidase (DyP) in lignin degradation is not clear yet. The results proved for the first time that DyPs depolymerized lignin individually, combining catalytic features of different peroxidases on the functional level. Therefore, DyPs may be considered an important part of ligninolytic system in wood-decaying fungi.