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38429 Sigma-Aldrich

Laccase from Trametes versicolor

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powder, light brown, ≥0.5 U/mg



General description

Laccase is an enzyme, produced by ericoid mycorrhiza and ectomycorrhiza fungi. It belongs to the group of polyphenol oxidases. Laccase is also present in plants and bacteria.

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Laccase from Trametes versicolor has been used:
• to assess the use of four laccase-producing strains in waste water treatment
• in laccase assay
• in screening the lignols

Biochem/physiol Actions

Some of the enzymatic actions of laccase are associated with sporulation, detoxification, morphogenesis, melanin polymerization and it offers protection to spore coat. Laccase can catalyse a number of substrates including medicinal drugs and halogenated pesticides. It utilizes oxygen for its catalysis. For these reasons, it might be useful in the biological degradation of micropollutants in wastewater treatment.

Laccase catalyzes the oxidation of phenol containing compounds, including lignin, through the reduction of oxygen to water. The presence of mediators will allow the oxidation of non-phenlic compounds as well. The primary function of laccase is to degrade lignin in fungi.

Unit Definition

One unit corresponds to the amount of enzyme which converts 1 μmole of catechol per minute at pH 5.0 and 25 °C

Other Notes

former nomenclature: Coriolus versicolor

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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