Section 10
Chapter 9,458

Sterol peroxidation by Pseudomonas fluorescens cholesterol oxidase

Teng, J.I.; Smith, L.L.

Steroids 61(11): 627-633


ISSN/ISBN: 0039-128X
PMID: 8916355
DOI: 10.1016/s0039-128x(96)00135-3
Accession: 009457533

Cholesterol is oxidized by commercially available Pseudomonas fluorescens cholesterol oxidase to 6-beta-hydroperoxycholest-4-en-3-one as the initial product, with none of the expected product, cholest-4-en-3-one, formed. The transformation indicates that P. fluorescens cholesterol oxidase also acts as a flavoprotein dioxygenase.

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