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 exact nature of polyphenol oxidase, also called phenolase, tyrosinase or catechol oxidase, is uncertain; tyrosinase is a polyphenol oxidase and is present in more than one form.
Assay of catechol oxidase a critical comparison of methods.
Tyrosinases and catechol oxidases are collectively termed polyphenol oxidases due to their similar activity with catechol oxidase.
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 ( (Berman et al., 2000).
Crystal structure of a plant catechol oxidase containing a dicopper center.
A rapid assay for catechol oxidase and laccase using 2-nitro-5-thio benzoic acid.
Catalyzed by an enzyme called catechol oxidase, the resin's protein molecules link into an intertwined matrix that imprisons the keratin-based reinforcing fibers.
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.
Whether catechol oxidase actually does so awaits further study.
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