Novel reactivity of dibenzothiophene monooxygenase from bacillus subtilis WU-S2B

Takashi Ohshiro*, Shuhei Nakura, Yoshitaka Ishii, Kuniki Kino, Kohtaro Kirimura, Yoshikazu Izumi

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Dibenzothiophene monooxygenase (BdsC) from Bacillus subtilis WU-S2B utilized aromatic compounds not having sulfur atoms as substrates. It acted on indole and its derivatives to form indigoid pigments, and also utilized indoline and phenoxazine. In addition, BdsC exhibited activity toward benzothiophene (BT) derivatives but not BT, suggesting that it shows wide reactivity toward aromatic compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2128-2130
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Dibenzothiophene
  • Indigo
  • Indole
  • Monooxygenase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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