This view shows enzymes only for those organisms listed below, in the list of taxa known to possess the pathway. If an enzyme name is shown in bold, there is experimental evidence for this enzymatic activity.
Synonyms: p-nitrophenol degradation II
|Superclasses:||Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Aromatic Compounds Degradation → Nitroaromatic Compounds Degradation → Nitrophenol Degradation → 4-Nitrophenol Degradation|
|Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Aromatic Compounds Degradation → Phenolic Compounds Degradation → Nitrophenol Degradation → 4-Nitrophenol Degradation|
Some taxa known to possess this pathway include : Arthrobacter sp. , Lysinibacillus sphaericus , Pseudomonas sp. 1-7 [Zhang12d], Rhodococcus opacus , Rhodococcus opacus SAO101 [Kitagawa04], Rhodococcus sp. PN1 , Serratia sp. DS001 , Sphingobium chlorophenolicum , Sphingomonas sp. UG30
Expected Taxonomic Range: Bacteria
The main input of 4-nitrophenol (p-nitrophenol, PNP) into the environment is the hydrolysis of methyl parathion or parathion, which are commonly used as pesticides in agriculture (see parathion degradation). PNP is also found in industrial wastes since it is a precursor not only of of pesticides such as carbofuran, nitrofen, methyl parathion and parathion, but also of certain pharmaceuticals, plasticizers, azo dyes, explosives etc. In addition, diesel fuel and gasoline exhaust also contain PNP [Tremp93]. Because of the widespread nature of p-nitrophenol and other nitrophenols, they are considered as major pollutants by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
Several bacterial species have the ability to degrade 4-nitrophenol. These include Nocardia [Hanne93], Arthrobacter [Jain94], Sphingobium chlorophenolicum and Sphingomonas sp. UG30 [Leung97a], Flavobacterium [Raymond71], Burkholderia cepacia [Prakash96], Lysinibacillus sphaericus [Kadiyala98], Rhodococcus opacus SAO101 [Kitagawa04], Pseudomonas [Munnecke76] and Moraxella
About This Pathway
The key enzyme in this 4-nitrophenol degradation pathway is a two-component hydroxylase that oxidizes PNP to 4-nitrocatechol. The hydroxylase has been detected in several organisms, both Gram-positive and Gram-negative, including Nocardia [Mitra84], Lysinibacillus sphaericus JS905 [Kadiyala98], Rhodococcus sp. PN1 [Takeo03], Rhodococcus opacus SAO101 [Kitagawa04] and Serratia sp. DS001 [Pakala07].
Memebers of this family include two components: an oxygenase, which catalyzes the oxidation of the substrates using reduced flavins, and a reductase whose role is the replenishing of the reduced flavins. A single enzyme from this family catalyzes the first two steps of this pathway [Kadiyala98, Takeo03]. The enzyme generates 1,2,4-benzenetriol and releases stoichiometric amounts of nitrite. 1,2,4-benzenetriol is then oxidized to 2-maleylacetate, which is converted to 3-oxoadipate and shuttled through the 3-oxoadipate degradation pathway to central metabolism.
Variants: 4-nitrophenol degradation I
Relationship Links: Eawag-BBD-Pathways:PART-OF:nphe
Hanne93: Hanne LF, Kirk LL, Appel SM, Narayan AD, Bains KK (1993). "Degradation and induction specificity in actinomycetes that degrade p-nitrophenol." Appl Environ Microbiol 59(10);3505-8. PMID: 8250573
Kadiyala98: Kadiyala V, Spain JC (1998). "A two-component monooxygenase catalyzes both the hydroxylation of p-nitrophenol and the oxidative release of nitrite from 4-nitrocatechol in Bacillus sphaericus JS905." Appl Environ Microbiol 64(7);2479-84. PMID: 9647818
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