from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a class of iron-containing proteins important in cell respiration as catalysts of oxidation-reduction reactions.
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- n. Any of various related hemoproteins found in the cells of most organisms, which are an important part of cell respiration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In neural., a name given by Nissl to the so-called ‘granules,’ or nerve-cells with scanty cytoplasm incompletely surrounding a small nucleus which does not exceed in size the nucleus of an ordinary leucocyte or neuroglia cell: opposed to *caryochrome cell which has a larger nucleus.
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- n. (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principal biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
Researchers found differences in 10 genes around an enzyme called cytochrome P450 1b1, which is known to break down estrogen and tobacco smoke.
Humans have an enzyme called cytochrome P450 3A4 that helps to metabolize calcium channel blockers and clear them from the system.
They all belong to a major family of enzymes called cytochrome P450 that act as a catalyst for a broad range of chemical reactions and are implicated in pesticide resistance in other insect species.
DavidDP at 7.27: ever come across something called cytochrome C?
During Phase I detox at least 120 members of the enzyme family known as cytochrome P450s pretreat the hundreds of thousands of toxins that your body encounters every day.
A relatively new drug, atovaquone, which interfered with a different step in P. falciparum metabolism, can be countered by a single amino acid mutation in a protein called cytochrome b.3 The very latest drug, artemisinin, is derived from the Chinese sweet wormwood plant.
Statins are denatured in the liver by a system called the cytochrome P450 system.
Anopheles funestus mosquito and identified a family of genes coding for enzymes known as cytochrome P450s, detecting two genes which were associated with resistance to pyrethroid insecticide.
An. funestus that are both susceptible and resistant to pyrethroids, and narrowed down the potential genetic culprits to members of a family of genes coding for enzymes known as cytochrome P450s.
The group studied strains of An. funestus that are both susceptible and resistant to pyrethroids, and narrowed down the potential genetic culprits to members of a family of genes coding for enzymes known as cytochrome P450s.
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