cytochrome c

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Noun1.cytochrome c - the most abundant and stable cytochrome; involved in energy transfer
cytochrome - (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principal biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
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The present study was planned to investigate its molecular phylogeny and diversity analysisusing mitochondrial cytochrome b, cytochrome c and d-loop region.
For instance, cytochrome c shuffles electrons around to help cells make energy.
The results show H3 histones in the mitochondrial pellet but not in the supernatant of the experimental sample, cytochrome C in the pellets of the control and experimental sample, and cytochrome C in the supernatant of the experimental sample but not in the control.
Reduced glutathione (GSH), 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (CDNB), reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH), amidopyrine, cytochrome C, thiobarbituric acid and all other chemicals were purchased from Sigma Chemical Company (Saint Louis, USA).
Dose-dependently elevated mRNA and protein levels of Fas, and promoted apoptotic initiator caspase-8 (active form), a molecule of a death-receptor-dependent pathway, coupled with unaltered or decreased levels of cytosolic cytochrome c and the apoptotic initiator caspase-9 (active form), molecules of mitochondria-dependent pathways, may be indicative of cardiac apoptosis, which is Fas death-receptor apoptotic-signaling dependent, but not mitochondria pathway dependent in rats exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS).
In this study, the WNV-Cp protein-induced apoptosis through the destabilization of the mitochondrial transmembrane, resulting in the likely release of cytochrome c (20,21).
Cytochrome c is a model protein for studying electron transfer in biological systems.