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Any of a class of usually colored proteins that contain a heme group, are electron carriers, and catalyze oxidation-reduction reactions during cellular respiration.
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of naturally occurring compounds, consisting of iron, a protein, and a porphyrin, that are important in cell oxidation-reduction reactions
any of a series of compound molecules, consisting of a protein and a porphyrin ring, that participate in cell respiration by the stepwise transfer of electrons, each cytochrome alternately accepting and releasing an electron at a lower energy level.
Any of a class of proteins that are important in cell metabolism and respiration. By comparing different kinds of cytochromes, scientists can trace the evolutionary relationships of the organisms in which they occur.
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|Noun||1.||cytochrome - (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principal biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)|
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
haem, haemitin, hematin, heme, protoheme - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
cytochrome c - the most abundant and stable cytochrome; involved in energy transfer
n. citocromo, hemocromógeno importante en el proceso de oxidación.