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April 2016 Volume 12 No 4

Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) catalyze the oxidative cleavage of polysaccharide chains. The crystal structure and EPR spectroscopy of an LPMO in contact with an oligosaccharide substrate reveals the molecular basis by which LPMOs carry out copper-mediated catalysis. Cover art by Erin Dewalt based on an image by Glyn Hemsworth and Kristian Frandsen. Leaf image credit: narloch-liberra/iStock/Thinkstock. Article, p298