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Protocatechuate 3,4-Dioxygenase from Pseudomonas sp.

lyophilized powder, ≥3 units/mg solid

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lyophilized powder

Nivel de calidad


specific activity

≥3 units/mg solid

mol peso

~700 kDa

enviado en

dry ice

temp. de almacenamiento


Descripción general

Protocatechuate 3,4-Dioxygenase belongs to the non-heme iron family of enzymes. The active site of the enzyme contains Fe3+.


The enzyme has been used to create an oxygen scavenging system along with protocatechuate (PCA) and Trolox. The enzyme employs a nonheme iron center that catalyzes the conversion of PCA and molecular oxygen into β-carboxy-cis,cis-muconic acid, while the antioxidant Trolox suppresses slow blinking and photobleaching of cyanine dyes. It has been used in the preparation of imaging buffer along with DMB-BSA (dynein motility buffer-BSA), ATP and protocatechuate in single molecule motility assay.
Protocatechuate 3,4-Dioxygenase(PCD), from Pseudomonas sp., is used for the enzymatic determination of choline esterase when coupled with phydroxybenzoate hydroxylase. It is used to improve organic fluorophore-stability in single-molecule experiments and is used to study the metabolism of protocatechuate in Rhizobiaceae.


25 units in glass bottle

Acciones bioquímicas o fisiológicas

Protocatechuate 3,4-Dioxygenase catalyzes the degradation of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate (protocatechuate) into β-carboxy-cis,cis-muconate.

Propiedades físicas

Structure : Protein with nonheme iron
Inhibitors : Ag+, Hg++, PCMB
Optimum pH : 9.0
Optimum temperature : 60−65°C
pH Stability : pH 7.0−9.0 (25°C, 72hr)
Thermal stability : below 50°C (pH 6.0, 1hr)

Definición de unidad

One unit will oxidize 1.0 μmole of protocatechuate to 3-carboxy-cis,cis-muconate per min at pH 7.5 at 37 °C.

Forma física

Supplied as lyophilized powder.

Nota de análisis

Protein determined by biuret.

Código de clase de almacenamiento

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Punto de inflamabilidad F

Not applicable

Punto de inflamabilidad C

Not applicable

Equipo de protección personal

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)

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Certificado de origen

A Buchan et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 67(12), 5801-5809 (2001-11-28)
Degradation of lignin-related aromatic compounds is an important ecological process in the highly productive salt marshes of the southeastern United States, yet little is known about the mediating organisms or their catabolic pathways. Here we report the diversity of a
Mindy I Davis et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124(4), 602-614 (2002-01-24)
The geometric and electronic structure of the high-spin ferric active site of protocatechuate 3,4-dioxygenase (3,4-PCD) has been examined by absorption (Abs), circular dichroism (CD), magnetic CD (MCD), and variable-temperature-variable-field (VTVH) MCD spectroscopies. Density functional (DFT) and INDO/S-CI molecular orbital calculations
Colin Echeverría Aitken et al.
Biophysical journal, 94(5), 1826-1835 (2007-10-09)
The application of single-molecule fluorescence techniques to complex biological systems places demands on the performance of single fluorophores. We present an enzymatic oxygen scavenging system for improved dye stability in single-molecule experiments. We compared the previously described protocatechuic acid/protocatechuate-3,4-dioxygenase system
M Contzen et al.
Molecular microbiology, 41(1), 199-205 (2001-07-17)
The genes for a protocatechuate 3,4-dioxygenase (P34O-II) with the ability to oxidize 4-sulphocatechol were cloned from the 4-aminobenzenesulphonate(sulphanilate)-degrading bacterium Hydrogenophaga intermedia strain S1 (DSMZ 5680). Sequence comparisons of the deduced amino acid sequences of both subunits of the P34O-II from
Nicole Michelotti et al.
Methods in enzymology, 475, 121-148 (2010-07-16)
Recent improvements in methods of single-particle fluorescence tracking have permitted detailed studies of molecular motion on the nanometer scale. In a quest to introduce these tools to the burgeoning field of DNA nanotechnology, we have exploited fluorescence imaging with one-nanometer

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