Copper–oxygen Dynamics in Tyrosinase

To unveil the activation of dioxygen on the copper centre (Cu2O2core) of tyrosinase, we performed X-ray crystallograpy with active-form tyrosinase at near atomic resolution. This study provided a novel insight into the catalytic mechanism of the tyrosinase, including the rearrangement of copper-oxygen species as well as the intramolecular migration of copper ion induced by substrate-binding.