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Alkane-oxidizing metalloenzymes in the carbon cycle

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Abstract

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.

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Submitted
04 May 2011
Accepted
24 Jun 2011
First published
11 Jul 2011

Metallomics, 2011,3, 775-787
Article type
Critical Review

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