Juha Kallio

Department of Chemistry, University of Eastern Finland

Structural Studies of Ascomycete Laccases - Insights into the Reaction Pathways


Docent Pirkko Heikinheimo, Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Turku

Dr. Christopher Blanfors, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK


Professor Oliver Einsle, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany


Professor Juha Rouvinen, Professor, Department of Chemistry University of Eastern Finland


  1. Kallio Jp, Auer S, Jänis J, Andberg M, Kruus K, Rouvinen J, Koivula A, Hakulinen N, (2009) Structure-function studies of a Melanocarpus albomyces laccase suggest a pathway for oxidation of phenolic compunds. J Mol. Biol 392: 895-909
  2. Kallio JM, Hakulinen N, Kallio JP, Niemi MH, Kärkkäinen S, Rouvinen J. (2009) The contribution of polystyrene nanospheres towards the crystallization of proteins. PLoS One. 2009;4(1):e4198.
  3. Hakulinen N, Anberg M, Kallio J, Koivula A, Kruus K, Rouvinen J, (2008) A near atomic resolution structure of a Melanocarpus albomyces laccase. J Strct. Biol. 162: 29-39
  4. Kallio JP, Gasparetti C, Andberg M, Boer H, Koivula A, Kruus K, Rouvinen J, Hakulinen N. (2011) Crystal structure of an ascomycete fungal laccase from Thielavia arenaria: common structural features of asco-laccases. FEBS J. 2011 Jul;278(13): 2283-95
  5. Kallio JP, Rouvinen J, Kruus K, Hakulinen N. (2011) Probing the dioxygen route in Melanocarpus albomyces laccase with pressurized xenon gas. Biochemistry. 2011 May 31;50(21):4396-8.