This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the aldehyde or oxo group of donor with a cytochrome as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is carbon monoxide,water:cytochrome b-561 oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include carbon monoxide oxidase, carbon monoxide oxygenase (cytochrome b-561), carbon monoxide:methylene blue oxidoreductase, CO dehydrogenase, and carbon-monoxide dehydrogenase.
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