Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2011 Apr 6;90(1):97-105. Epub 2011 Jan 6.
UMR 1163 INRA de Biotechnologie des Champignons Filamenteux, ESIL, Case 925, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288, Marseille Cedex 09, France.
The Pycnoporus fungi are white-rot basidiomycetes listed as food- and cosmetic-grade microorganisms. Three high redox potential laccases from Pycnoporus coccineus and Pycnoporus sanguineus were tested and compared, with the commercial Suberase® as reference, for their ability to synthesise natural active oligomers from rutin (quercetin-3-rutinoside, one of the best-known naturally occurring flavonoid glycosides). The aim of this work was to develop a process with technical parameters (solvent, temperature, reaction time and raw materials) that were easy to scale up for industrial production and compatible with cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulation guidelines. Read More