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Scheme 1

From: A colorimetric assay to rapidly determine the activities of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases

Scheme 1

(The figure is modified from Beeson et al. [5] and Hemsworth et al. [26])

LPMOs catalyze oxidation within a polysaccharide chain leading to chain cleavage. Type-1 (C1) LPMOs oxidize at the C1 position resulting in the formation of a lactone, which is hydrated to generate an aldonic acid at the reducing end. Type-2 (C4) LPMOs oxidize at the C4 position, resulting in the formation of a ketoaldose at the non-reducing end

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