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Cytochromes MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cytochromes
Tree Number(s)
D08.244
D12.776.422.220
Unique ID
D003580
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003580
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specific cytochrome
Scope Note
Hemeproteins whose characteristic mode of action involves transfer of reducing equivalents which are associated with a reversible change in oxidation state of the prosthetic group. Formally, this redox change involves a single-electron, reversible equilibrium between the Fe(II) and Fe(III) states of the central iron atom (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p539). The various cytochrome subclasses are organized by the type of HEME and by the wavelength range of their reduced alpha-absorption bands.
Entry Term(s)
Cytochrome
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WH 190
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Cytochromes Preferred
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