Laccases of prokaryotic origin: enzymes at the interface of protein science and protein technology

@article{Martins2014LaccasesOP,
  title={Laccases of prokaryotic origin: enzymes at the interface of protein science and protein technology},
  author={L{\'i}gia O. Martins and Paulo Dur{\~a}o and V{\^a}nia Brissos and Peter F. Lindley},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={72},
  pages={911-922}
}
The ubiquitous members of the multicopper oxidase family of enzymes oxidize a range of aromatic substrates such as polyphenols, methoxy-substituted phenols, amines and inorganic compounds, concomitantly with the reduction of molecular dioxygen to water. This family of enzymes can be broadly divided into two functional classes: metalloxidases and laccases. Several prokaryotic metalloxidases have been described in the last decade showing a robust activity towards metals, such as Cu(I), Fe(II) or… CONTINUE READING