What is cytochrome?

  • (noun): A class of hemoprotein whose principle biological function is as carriers of electrons.

Cytochrome

Cytochromes are, in general, membrane-bound hemoproteins that contain heme groups and carry out electron transport.

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Some articles on cytochrome:

CYP2A7
... This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes ... The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids ... produces two transcript variants, is part of a large cluster of cytochrome P450 genes from the CYP2A, CYP2B and CYP2F subfamilies on chromosome 19q ...
Cytochrome - Types
... Several kinds of cytochrome exist and can be distinguished by spectroscopy, exact structure of the heme group, inhibitor sensitivity, and reduction potential ... Three types of cytochrome are distinguished by their prosthetic groups Type prosthetic group Cytochrome a heme a Cytochrome b heme b Cytochrome d tetrapyrrolic chelate ... There is no "cytochrome e," but there is a cytochrome f, which is often considered a type of cytochrome c ...
CYP2W1
... This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes ... The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids ...
COX7A1
... Cytochrome c oxidase polypeptide 7A1, mitochondrial is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the COX7A1 gene ... Cytochrome c oxidase (COX), the terminal component of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, catalyzes the electron transfer from reduced cytochrome c to oxygen ...
CYP4Z1
... This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes ... The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids ... This gene is part of a cluster of cytochrome P450 genes on chromosome 1p33 ...