Cytochrome P450

Cytochrome P450 refers to a superfamily of haeme proteins present in all mammalian cell types, except mature red blood cells and skeletal muscle cells. It is also known to be widely distributed in plants, micro-organisms and animals. They catalyse the oxidation of a wide variety of structurally diverse compounds. Substrates for these enzyme systems include:

The cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes is involved in: This huge family of enzymes can be classified into individual families with specific functions.