catechol oxidase

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cat·e·chol ox·i·dase

an enzyme oxidizing catechols to 1,2-benzoquinones, with O2.
See also: monophenol monooxygenase.
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The catechol oxidase from Ipomoea batatas (Sweet potatoes, PDB accession number 1BT1) in the native state (2[Cu.
Crystal structure of a plant catechol oxidase containing a dicopper center.
The 3D crystal structure of the mushroom tyrosinase homologue catechol oxidase from Ipomoea batatas (sweet potatoes, accession number 1BT1) was downloaded from the Protein Data Bank (http://www.
Whether catechol oxidase actually does so awaits further study.
Waite notes that catechol oxidase -- the enzyme that links the protein molecules in both the resin and the varnish -- is also used to cure or tan leather and other animal products.
The mussel coats each thread with a protective varnish, also made of polyphenolic protein molecules linked by catechol oxidase.