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Paper | Special issue | Vol 50, No. 2, 1999, pp.757-766
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-98-S(H)71
Peroxidase from Cell Cultures of Cassia didymobotrya: A Review and Comparison with Horseradish Peroxidase

Bruno Botta,* Paola Ricciardi, Alberto Vitali, Vittorio Vinciguerra, Carlos Garcia, and Giuliano Delle Monache*

*Centro Chimica dei Recettori, C.N.R., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, 00168 Roma, Italy


The catalytic activity on flavonoids and dibenzylbutanolides and the specificity of the peroxidase isolated from 29d-old cell cultures of Cassia didymobotrya are repoted. Studies in several substrates in Comparison with horseradish peroxidase revealed peculiar activities and suggested the enzyme to be involved in the lignification process.