Optimized oxidoreductases for medium and large scale industrial biotransformations
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[ 2015 ] Saez-Jimenez V, Fernandez-Fueyo E, Medrano FJ, Romero A, Martínez AT, Ruiz-Dueñas FJ Improving the pH-stability of Versatile Peroxidase by Comparative Structural Analysis with a Naturally-Stable Manganese Peroxidase PlosOne, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140984
[ 2015 ] Tan TC, Kracher D, Gandini R, Sygmund C, Kittl R, Haltrich D, Hällberg BM, Ludwig R, Divine C Structural basis for cellobiose dehydrogenase action during oxidative cellulose degradation Nat. Commun., 6: 7542
[ 2015 ] Viña-Gonzalez J, González-Pérez D, Ferreira P, Martínez AT, Alcalde M Focused directed evolution of aryl-alcohol oxidase in yeast using chimeric signal peptides Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 81: 6451-6462
[ 2015 ] Wang X, Ullrich R, Hofrichter M, Groves JT Heme-thiolate ferryl of aromatic peroxygenase is basic and reactive Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 112: 3686-3691
[ 2014 ] Barrasa JM, Blanco MN, Esteve-Raventós F, Altés A, Checa J, Martínez AT, Ruiz-Dueñas FJ Wood and humus decay strategies by white-rot basidiomycetes correlate with two different dye decolorization and enzyme secretion patterns on agar plates Fungal Gen. Biol., doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2014.03.007
[ 2014 ] Camarero S, Martínez MJ, Martínez AT Understanding lignin biodegradation for the improved utilization of plant biomass in modern biorefineries Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref., 8: 615-625
year2018
Self-sustained enzymatic cascade for the production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid from 5-methoxymethylfurfural
Carro J, Fernandez-Fueyo E, Fernández-Alonso C, Cañada J, Ullrich R, Hofrichter M, Alcalde M, Ferreira P, Martínez AT
Biotechnol. Biofuels, 11: 86-96

Background

2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid is a renewable building block for the production of polyfurandicarboxylates, which are biodegradable polyesters expected to substitute their classical counterparts derived from fossil resources. It may be produced from bio-based 5-hydroxymethylfurfural or 5-methoxymethylfurfural, both obtained by the acidic dehydration of biomass-derived fructose. 5-Methoxymethylfurfural, which is produced in the presence of methanol, generates less by-products and exhibits better storage stability than 5-hydroxymethylfurfural being, therefore, the industrial substrate of choice.

Results

In this work, an enzymatic cascade involving three fungal oxidoreductases has been developed for the production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid from 5-methoxymethylfurfural. Aryl-alcohol oxidase and unspecific peroxygenase act on 5-methoxymethylfurfural and its partially oxidized derivatives yielding 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, as well as methanol as a by-product. Methanol oxidase takes advantage of the methanol released for in situ producing H2O2 that, along with that produced by aryl-alcohol oxidase, fuels the peroxygenase reactions. In this way, the enzymatic cascade proceeds independently, with the only input of atmospheric O2, to attain a 70% conversion of initial 5-methoxymethylfurfural. The addition of some exogenous methanol to the reaction further improves the yield to attain an almost complete conversion of 5-methoxymethylfurfural into 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid.

Conclusions

The synergistic action of aryl-alcohol oxidase and unspecific peroxygenase in the presence of 5-methoxymethylfurfural and O2 is sufficient for the production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid. The addition of methanol oxidase to the enzymatic cascade increases the 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid yields by oxidizing a reaction by-product to fuel the peroxygenase reactions.

Official webpage of indox [ industrialoxidoreductases ]. Optimized oxidoreductases for medium and large scale industrial biotransformations. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement nº: FP7-KBBE-2013-7-613549. © indox 2013. Developed by garcíarincón