Cytochrome c is an electron-carrying mitochondrial protein. It is a small heme protein containing a single polypeptide chain and a single heme group, which is covalently attached to the polypeptide. The ready fluctuation of cytochrome c within the cell between ferrous and ferric states, makes it an efficient biological electron-transporter and it plays a vital role in cellular oxidations in both plants and animals. It is generally regarded as a universal catalyst of respiration, forming the essential electron-bridge between the respirable substrates and oxygen.
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Purified from bovine heart. Prepared without using TCA.
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How to reconstitute
Soluble in H₂O (10 mg/ml)
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening.
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