Special Issue "Universe of DyP-type Peroxidase"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: protein structure; molecular evolution; biodegradation; enzymology; multifunctional enzyme; DyP; bacterial cellulose; cellulose synthase; terminal-complex
I am pleased to announce the launch of the Special Issue “Universe of DyP-type Peroxidase”. The first DyP-type peroxidase was identified from a basidiomycete in 1999 and categorized in a novel peroxidase family, that is, the DyP-type peroxidase family in 2007. Since then, research on DyP-type peroxidase has been accelerated by several researchers, providing valuable findings. In 2015, the family has been further divided into three subclasses, that is, classes P, I, and V according to their tertiary structural homology, discussing in a systematic manner. On the other hand, their molecular function and physiological role seem to be rich in diversity. One of the probable physiological roles, for instance, degrades lignin which is the recalcitrant materials in nature. DyP in class V also has a promising role in degrading antifungal anthraquinone compounds of plants. Deferrochelatase activity of class I is a completely unexpected result. To date, why DyP-type peroxidase shows various functions or role is not clear yet. Therefore, this Special Issue, “Universe of DyP-type Peroxidase”, welcomes original research articles in the field. This Special Issue will contribute to getting closer to the essential features of DyP-type peroxidase.
Prof. Yasushi Sugano
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- DyP-type peroxidase
- tertiary structural homology
- anthraquinone compounds
- antifungal compounds
- lignin degradation