Laccase: a review of its past and its future in bioremediation

Strong, P. J. and Claus, H. (2011) Laccase: a review of its past and its future in bioremediation. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 41 4: 373-434. doi:10.1080/10643380902945706


Author Strong, P. J.
Claus, H.
Title Laccase: a review of its past and its future in bioremediation
Journal name Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1064-3389
1547-6537
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/10643380902945706
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 373
End page 434
Total pages 62
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract Laccases are multicopper proteins that use molecular oxygen to oxidize a broad spectrum of organic compounds by a radical-catalyzed reaction mechanism. Many articles over the past 15 years have touted the diverse potential applications of laccase in various biotechnological processes. This review covers the natural roles of the enzyme, its structural properties, substrates, reaction mechanism, and inhibitors, as well as its applications regarding the detoxification and bioremediation of polluted wastewaters and soils. Other applications are briefly covered as well. The authors critically assess the advantages, shortcomings, and future needs relating to laccase availability, effectiveness, and cost-efficiency, and also provide numerous references to the many divisions of research into this multifaceted enzyme
Keyword bioremediation
green chemistry
laccase
multicopper enzymes
oxidoreductases
phenol
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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