Biotransformation of tyrosol by whole-cell and cell-free preparation of Lentinus edodes

Vittorio Vinciguerra, Alessandro D'Annibale, Eszter Gàcs-Baitz, Giuliano Delle Monache

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The phenolic components of waste olive waters are degraded by the white- rot basidiomycete Lentinus edodes. Tyrosol is converted by cell-free preparation of the fungus into a dimeric tetracyclic ketone, derived from a Pummerer's ketone-like intermediate. Conversely, the alcohol corresponding to the above ketone was isolated after 7 days from whole cells of Lentinus edodes incubated with tyrosol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis - B Enzymatic
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - aug. 7 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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