Biocatalysis Based on Heme Peroxidases

Peroxidases as Potential Industrial Biocatalysts

  • Eduardo Torres
  • Marcela Ayala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Molecular and Structural Aspects of Peroxidases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Marcela Ayala, Eduardo Torres
      Pages 1-4
  3. Molecular and Structural Aspects of Peroxidases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Marcel Zámocký, Christian Obinger
      Pages 7-35
    3. Marcela Ayala
      Pages 61-77
    4. Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano
      Pages 79-107
  4. Prospective Usage of Peroxidases in Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Luigi Casella, Enrico Monzani, Stefania Nicolis
      Pages 111-153
    3. Gibson S. Nyanhongo, Endry Nugroho Prasetyo, Tukayi Kudanga, Georg Guebitz
      Pages 155-177
    4. Cristina Torres-Duarte, Rafael Vazquez-Duhalt
      Pages 179-206
  5. Challenges in the Application of Peroxidases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Adriana Longoria, Raunel Tinoco, Eduardo Torres
      Pages 209-243
    3. Juan M. Lema, Carmen López, Gemma Eibes, Roberto Taboada-Puig, M. Teresa Moreira, Gumersindo Feijoo
      Pages 245-290
    4. Sandra de Weert, B. Christien Lokman
      Pages 315-333
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-358

About this book


This monograph describes many applications of peroxidase-based biocatalysis in the biotechnology industry. The need for such a book emerges from the considerable amount of new data regarding the phylogeny, reaction mechanisms, thermodynamic characterization and structural features of fungal and plant heme peroxidases that has been generated in the past 10 years, since the last specialized book on peroxidases was published. The aim of this book is to present recent advances on such basic aspects as evolution, structure-function relation and catalytic mechanism as well as applied aspects, such as bioreactor and protein engineering, to provide the tools for rational design of enhanced biocatalysts and biocatalytic processes.


Enzyme bioreactor Enzyme technology Expression Heme peroxidases biocatalysis biotechnology catalysis evolution genetic modification peroxidases phylogeny protein reaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Torres
    • 1
  • Marcela Ayala
    • 2
  1. 1., Centro de QuímicaBenemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblPueblaMexico
  2. 2., Biotechnology InstituteAutonomous University of MexicoCuernavaca, MorelosMexico

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