Special Issue "Flavoenzymes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Prof. Dr. Willem Van Berkel
Flavoenzymes are widespread in nature, constituting about 2% of all enzymes. Using a flavin cofactor, they catalyze a huge variety of redox reactions. Flavoenzymes are attractive biocatalysts because of the selectivity and efficiency of their reactions. Due to their chemical versatility and exquisite regio- and stereoselectivity, flavoenzymes receive much attention in biorganic chemistry, especially for the synthesis of building blocks of chiral and non-chiral drugs and chemicals. Next to that, flavoenzymes are widely used in analytical chemistry, as biosensors, and in food and biorefinery applications. The genomic era has opened up new perspectives on the natural diversity of flavoenzymes and the potential of their unknown characteristics. In addition, ongoing efforts are undertaken to advance structure-function relationships of flavoenzymes. The present Special Issue is aimed at the description of new flavoenzymes and their cofactors, the engineering and evolution of flavoenzymes, as well as their novel applications.
Prof. Dr. Willem van Berkel
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