UNIT 4.28 Azoreductase in Staphylococcus aureus
Published Online: 1 AUG 2009
Copyright © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Toxicology
How to Cite
Zou, W., Cerniglia, C. E. and Chen, H. 2009. Azoreductase in Staphylococcus aureus. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 41:4.28:4.28.1–4.28.9.
- Published Online: 1 AUG 2009
- Published Print: AUG 2009
Azoreductase(s) catalyze a NAD(P)H-dependent reaction in bacteria to metabolize azo dyes to colorless aromatic amines. Azoreductases from bacteria represent a novel family of enzymes with little similarity to other reductases. This unit will describe the current methods for measuring azoreductase from Staphylococcus aureus, which has been suggested to serve as a model strain to study the azo dye degradation by human skin microflora. Curr. Protoc. Toxicol. 41:4.28.1-4.28.9. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- azo dye;
- Staphylococcus aureus;
- enzyme activity;