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- n. Any of several copper-containing oxidase enzymes found in plants and microorganisms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An oxidizing ferment which is concerned in the production of the black Japanese lacquer. It is obtained from the Japanese lac-tree, Rhus vernicifera, and from various fungi.
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I have heard that champagne musts are particularly high in laccase, an oxidation enzyme, so oxidation is always a problem in Champagne winemaking.
Therefore, the delay in melanin production likely plays a role in the reduced virulence of the The C. neoformans laccase Lac1 may also be a direct target of Pmt4.
Even more interesting it has been shown that proper PKC/cell integrity signalling is necessary for melanin production; pkc1 mutants show improper laccase localization and reduced melanin production.
Finally, it was shown that, the regions adjacent to the telomeres, genes participating specifically in the type of life of the fungus (laccase genes which code for lignin-degrading enzymes, essential for the biology of this kind of white rot fungi in wood).
In the presence of small redox mediators, laccase offers a broader repertory of oxidations including non-phenolic substrates.
"In gluten-free research a number of ingredients are being used to this effect, such as transglutaminase, tyrosinase and laccase."
Oxford University chemists have discovered a property in the mushroom enzyme laccase that could revolutionize the way fuel cells are produced.
(caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase, peroxidase and laccase) pathway genes were induced in the endocarp layer over a 10 day time period, while two lignin genes (p-coumarate 3-hydroxylase and cinnamoyl CoA reductase) were co-regulated with flavonoid pathway genes (chalcone synthase, dihydroflavanol 4-reductase, leucoanthocyanidin dioxygen-ase and flavanone-3-hydrosylase) which were mesocarp and exocarp specific.