Alkane-oxidizing metalloenzymes in the carbon cycle

Rachel Narehood Austin, John Taylor Groves

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This review examines the metalloenzymes that catalyze the oxidation of alkanes in the environment. The focus of the review is on what is known about the relative abundances of these metalloenzymes, their metal ion requirements, and their reaction mechanisms. The relative significance of these reactions in the global transformation of alkanes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-787
Number of pages13
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomaterials


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