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  • n. Any of several copper-containing oxidase enzymes found in plants and microorganisms.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • In the presence of small redox mediators, laccase offers a broader repertory of oxidations including non-phenolic substrates.

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  • "In gluten-free research a number of ingredients are being used to this effect, such as transglutaminase, tyrosinase and laccase."

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  • Oxford University chemists have discovered a property in the mushroom enzyme laccase that could revolutionize the way fuel cells are produced.

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  • (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.

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