2022 journal article

Plasma‐driven biocatalysis: In situ hydrogen peroxide production with an atmospheric pressure plasma jet increases the performance of OleTJE when compared to adding the same molar amount of hydrogen peroxide in bolus

Plasma Processes and Polymers.

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: atmospheric pressure plasma jet; biocatalysis; cytochrome P450 enzymes; hydrogen peroxide; plasma liquid chemistry
Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2022

Abstract Enzymes like fatty acid peroxygenase OleT JE are desirable enzymes for the industry. While they require inexpensive hydrogen peroxide for activity, the same hydrogen peroxide also causes overoxidation of their reactive heme center. Here, we generate hydrogen peroxide slowly in situ using the Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)‐Jet, an atmospheric pressure plasma jet, to avoid overoxidizing OleT JE . The COST‐Jet was operated in helium with a water admixture to provide hydrogen peroxide for OleT JE activity. This helium/water admixture produced the highest enzyme turnover numbers after 2 min of treatment. These turnover numbers were even superior to using an equimolar amount of hydrogen peroxide to treat the enzymes exogenously, showing that this plasma source can provide a reliable amount of reaction mediator to support OleT JE activity.