This chapter will be presented as follow. First, a brief introduction to structure and characterization of lignin and its derivatives is presented, as well as their importance as chemical scaffolds for obtaining value-added products in chemical, food, pharmaceutical and agriculture industry. Second, an extensive review of different reports using computational modeling methods—like molecular dynamics simulations, quantum mechanics and hybrid calculation methods, among others—in the understanding of enzyme-substrate interaction and biocatalysis will be presented. Third, and as last part of chapter, some hand picked examples from literature will be chosen as successful cases where the interplay between experiment and computation has given as a result protein engineered oxidoreductases with improved catalytic capabilities.
Part of the book: Lignin