This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on a sulfur group of donor with a cytochrome as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is sulfite:ferricytochrome-c oxidoreductase. Other names in common use include sulfite cytochrome c reductase, sulfite-cytochrome c oxidoreductase, and sulfite oxidase. This enzyme participates in sulfur metabolism.
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