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Direct electron transfer reactions of laccases from different origins on carbon electrodes

By Sergey Shleev, A Jarosz-Wilkolazka, A Khalunina, O Morozova, A Yaropolov, Tautgirdas Ruzgas and Lo Gorton


Electrochemical studies of laccases from basidiomycetes, i.e., Trametes hirsuta, Trametes ochracea, Coriolopsis fulvocinerea, Cerrena maxima, and Cerrena unicolor, have been performed. Direct (mediatorless) electrochemistry of laccases on graphite electrodes has been investigated with cyclic voltammetry, square wave voltammetry as well as potentiometry. For all mentioned high potential laccases direct electron transfer (DET) has been registered at spectrographic graphite and highly ordered pyrolytic graphite electrodes. The characteristics of DET reactions of the enzymes were analysed under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. It is shown that the T I site of the laccase is the primary electron acceptor, both in solution (homogenous case) and at surface of the graphite electrode (heterogeneous case). A mechanism of ET for the process of the electroreduction of oxygen at the laccase-modified graphite electrodes is proposed and the similarity of this heterogeneous process to the laccase catalysed oxygen reduction homogeneous reaction is concluded. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

Topics: Analytical Chemistry
Publisher: 'Elsevier BV'
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2005.02.004
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