Oxygenase Pathways: Oxo, Peroxo, and Superoxo

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Science  27 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5517, pp. 651-653
DOI: 10.1126/science.1059941

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The controlled oxidation of organic species is central to many metabolic pathways. In their Perspective, Que and Watanabe report from a recent symposium on oxygen activation by enzymes and model compounds. They highlight two themes that emerged from the symposium: a common oxygen activation scheme, and the importance of molecular oxygen in posttranslational modification of proteins.