Laccase: Applications, Investigations and Insights


Amanda Harris (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

Laccases are multi-copper oxidase enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of a broad range of chemical substrates while reducing O2 directly to water. They are typically found in fungal organisms and plants, and are part of the ligninolitic consortium together with other oxidative enzymes that degrade lignin. This book provides new research on the applications, investigations and research insights on laccase. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Laccase Properties, Reaction Mechanisms and Applications: An Overview
Ana P.M. Tavares, Cláudia G. Silva and Ana M.R.B. Xavier (CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2. New Trends in Laccase Applications
Lucia Guarino and Giovanni Sannia (Department of Chemical Sciences University of Naples Federico II Napoli, Italy)

Chapter 3. Laccase-Based Biosensors for Electroanalysis: A Review
Thiago Mielle B.F. Oliveira, Francisco Wirley P. Ribeiro, Adriana N. Correia, Pedro de Lima-Neto, Simone Morais (Faculdade de Química, Instituto de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Federal do Sul e Sudeste do Pará, Marabá – PA, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Laccase-Based Biocathodes for Oxygen Electroreduction in Enzymatic Fuel Cells
Chiara di Bari, Marcos Pita and Antonio L. De Lacey (Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 5. Immobilization and Electrochemical Characterization of Coriolopsis Gallica High Redox Potential Laccase
Fernando Otero, Chiara di Bari, Antonio L. De Lacey and Marcos Pita (Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 6. Enhancing Biofuel Cell Functions of Four Electron Oxygen-Reducing Laccase by Several Types of Metal Complexes as Madiators
Yuma Ogikubo, Atsuko Sano, Kohei Nagano and Takashiro Akitsu (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 7. Biotechnological Potential of Extremophilic Laccases
Mohamed Neifar, Habib Chouchane, Ahmed Slaheddine Masmoudi, Atef Jaouani and Ameur Cherif (University of Manouba, BVBGR-LR11ES31, ISBST, Biotechpole Sidi Thabet,Ariana, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 8. Unique Properties of Fungal Laccases for Biodegradative Processes
Pozdnyakova N., Jarosz-Wilkolazka A., Polak J., Wlizlo K., Dubrovskaya E., Turkovskaya O. (Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, Russia, and others)

Chapter 9. Laccases for Wood Treatment: From Composites Manufacturing to Surface Modification
D. Filgueira, M. C. Fernández-Costas, S. Gouveia, C. Bolaño and D. Moldes (Department of Chemical Engineering, Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Spain)

Chapter 10. Uses of Laccase in the Monitoring and Treatment of Water and Food
Natalia Lopez-Barbosa, Nancy Ornelas and Johann F. Osma (CMUA, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, DC, Colombia, and others)


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