Laccases and their applications: a patent review.

  title={Laccases and their applications: a patent review.},
  author={Adinarayana Kunamneni and Francisco J Plou and Antonio Ballesteros and Miguel Alcalde},
  journal={Recent patents on biotechnology},
  volume={2 1},
Laccases are an interesting group of multi copper enzymes, which have received much attention of researchers in last decades due to their ability to oxidize both phenolic and non-phenolic lignin related compounds as well as highly recalcitrant environmental pollutants. This makes these biocatalysts very useful for their application in several biotechnological processes. Such applications include the detoxification of industrial effluents, mostly from the paper and pulp, textile and… CONTINUE READING