Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 179, Issue 8, pp 1404–1417 | Cite as

Comparative Cold Shock Expression and Characterization of Fungal Dye-Decolorizing Peroxidases

  • Christoph J. BehrensEmail author
  • Kateryna Zelena
  • Ralf G. Berger


Dye-decolorizing peroxidases (DyPs) from Auricularia auricula-judae, Bjerkandera adusta, Pleurotus ostreatus and Marasmius scorodonius (Basidiomycota) were expressed in Escherichia coli using the cold shock-inducible expression system pCOLD I DNA. Functional expression was achieved without the addition of hemin or the co-expression of any chaperones. The presence or absence of the native signal sequence had a strong impact on the success of the expression, but the effect was not consistent for the different DyPs. While BaDyP and AajDyP were stable at 50 °C, the more thermolabile MsP2 and PoDyp, upon catalytic intervention, lend themselves to more rapid thermal inactivation. The bleaching of norbixin (E 160b) using MsP2 was most efficient at pH 4.0, while BaDyP and AajDypP worked best in the weakly acidic to neutral range, indicating a choice of DyPs for a broad field of applications in different food matrices.


Heterologous expression Dye-decolorizing peroxidase (DyP) Escherichia coli Basidiomycota 



Support of the work by the BMBF cluster Biokatalyse2021 (FKZ0315172B) is gratefully acknowledged, as are helpful discussions with D. Linke.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph J. Behrens
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kateryna Zelena
    • 1
  • Ralf G. Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität HannoverInstitut für LebensmittelchemieHannoverGermany

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