, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 715–718 | Cite as

Cytochrome P450 — vielseitige Enzyme für Medizin und Biotechnologie

  • Vlada B. UrlacherEmail author
  • Rita BernhardtEmail author


Cytochromes P450 are heme containing enzymes that catalyze numerous oxidation reactions including hydroxylation of non-activated CH-bonds, epoxidation, dealkylation and even C-C bond cleavage. Along with their broad substrate spectrum, P450s often possess high regio-, chemo-, and stereoselectivity, thereby playing an essential role in metabolism. Due to their versatility P450s are the rising stars in biotechnological applications and synthetic biology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut fur BiochemieHeinrich-Heine-Universitat DusseldorfDüsseldorfDeutschland
  2. 2.Universitat des SaarlandesInstitut fur BiochemieSaarbrückenDeutschland

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