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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (766) Last page : (773)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6233

Laccase - A Wonder Molecule : A Review of its Properties and Applications

Hiren V. Prajapati1 and Farida P. Minocheherhomji2
Research Scholar1, Associate Professor2,
Microbiology Department, B.P. Baria Science Institute, Navsari, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: hiren.prajapati91@gmail.com
Received: 16.01.2018  |  Revised: 20.02.2018   |  Accepted: 24.02.2018  


Laccases are an interesting group of multi copper enzymes, which have received much attention of researchers in last few decades due to their ability to oxidize both phenolic and non-phenolic lignin based compounds as well as highly recalcitrant environmental pollutants. Laccase are found in many plants insects and microorganisms. Amongst various microorganisms laccase produced from fungus is of good quality as is reported by many researchers. They have been described in different genera of ascomycetes, some deuteromycetes, and mainly in basidiomycetes. This paper reviews the structure, important properties, occurrence in biological world, and applications of laccases within different industrial fields as well as their potential extension to the nanobiotechnology area.

Key words: Laccase, Nanobiotechnology, Microorganisms, Enzymes

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782

Cite this article: Prajapati, H.V., Minocheherhomji, F.P., Laccase - a Wonder Molecule : A Review of its Properties and Applications, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 766-773 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6233