Reaction: 1,2-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)ethylene + O2 = 2 vanillin
Systematic name: 1,2-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)ethylene:oxygen oxidoreductase (αβ-bond-cleaving)
Comments: An iron protein. The enzyme catalyses oxidative cleavage of the interphenyl double bond in the synthetic substrate and lignin-derived stilbenes. It is responsible for the degradation of a diarylpropane-type structure in lignin.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 124834-28-2
1. Kamoda, S., Habu, N., Samejima, M. and Yoshimoto, T. Purification and some properties of lignostilbene-αβ- dioxygenase responsible for the Cα-Cβ cleavage of a diarylpropane type lignin model-compound from Pseudomonas sp TMY1009. Agric. Biol. Chem. 53 (1989) 2757-2761.