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.
|Superclasses:||Degradation/Utilization/Assimilation → Chlorinated Compounds Degradation|
Expected Taxonomic Range: Viridiplantae
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is one of the most common industrial pollutants. It has been used widely as degreaser, drycleaning agent and as anesthetic. TCE is a mutagen and suspected corcinogen [Moore00]. Its wide spread prevalence and limited biodegradability posses a difficult and expensive remidiation. Phytoremidiation has been studied as an alternative and effective way to remove TCE. Several plants have been shown to be capable of taking up and metabolizing TCE [Gordon98, Graber07, Doty07].
Doty07: Doty SL, James CA, Moore AL, Vajzovic A, Singleton GL, Ma C, Khan Z, Xin G, Kang JW, Park JY, Meilan R, Strauss SH, Wilkerson J, Farin F, Strand SE (2007). "Enhanced phytoremediation of volatile environmental pollutants with transgenic trees." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(43);16816-21. PMID: 17940038
Gordon98: Gordon M, Choe N, Duffy J, Ekuan G, Heilman P, Muiznieks I, Ruszaj M, Shurtleff BB, Strand S, Wilmoth J, Newman LA (1998). "Phytoremediation of trichloroethylene with hybrid poplars." Environ Health Perspect 106 Suppl 4;1001-4. PMID: 9703485
Graber07: Graber ER, Sorek A, Tsechansky L, Atzmon N (2007). "Competitive uptake of trichloroethene and 1,1,1-trichloroethane by Eucalyptus camaldulensis seedlings and wood." Environ Sci Technol 41(19);6704-10. PMID: 17969684
Moore00: Moore MM, Harrington-Brock K (2000). "Mutagenicity of trichloroethylene and its metabolites: implications for the risk assessment of trichloroethylene." Environ Health Perspect 108 Suppl 2;215-23. PMID: 10807553
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