What is cytochrome?

Cytochrome is a respiratory enzyme capable of undergoing alternate reduction and oxidation; chemically related to hemoglobin.
c. oxidase The terminal enzyme in the chain of events that constitutes cellular oxygen
consumption.
c. P-450 Pigment involved in extramitochondrial transport of electrons in the liver and in mixed function oxidation reactions; important in the metabolism of many drugs; found in adrenal mitochondria and in liver microsomes; so named because the CO compound of the reduced cytochrome has an absorption maximum of 450 nm.

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