A fungal family of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase-like copper proteins

January 13th, 2020 by Aurore Labourel

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 13 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0438-8

The X325 protein family is highly similar to lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) in regulation, structure and copper coordination by a histidine brace, yet lacks LPMO activity and suggests the evolution of an alternative function in fungi.
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