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I have been seeing these by other (simular) names as well so do not hesitate to change them. Should they be subpages, separate, or just short descriptions after each one in the list?

Much can be written about each of the cytochromes -- each will need its own article. However, the main cytochrome entry should have short descriptions and links to each of the specific cytochrome articles. maveric149


I'm really thinking about adding something about Cytochrome P450-3A4 (CYP3A4) to this page because of the pain I have gone through. CYP3A4 is a liver enzyme that the body uses to breakdown (metabolize) a large number of chemicals. It is also secreted by the gastrointestinal tract in an effort to breakdown chemicals before they even enter the bloodstream. I take a medication that is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4 deliberately because it enhances another medication I take since that medication is inhibited by CYP3A4. Unfortuately, there is a long list of other medications that are inadvertently affected by the CYP3A4 I take. When a doctor tells me to start a new medication I always bring this issue up. Does it help? Most times no, because doctors are by-and-large exteremly ignorant about exceptional cases like myself and I have been repeatedly poisoned by being given contra-indicated medications. I swear that the next time a doctor tells me to take a contra-indicated medication and won't listen to me I will insist that he/she put it in writing that they know (s)he is giving me contra-indicated medications and I will sue his or her sorry ass for malpractice. If you have felt some of the pain that I have been put through you'd understand completely.


The majority of this entry is verbatim from the 2006 dental decks for the national dental board exam, part 1. Any plagiarism going on (in the article or the decks)?

Definition of Cytohrome/References needed[edit]

Cytochrome as fas as I know is not an enzyme. I think the article needs some refernces. Some IP address user on November 7th added that it is an oxidase/reductase. I am going to change it since I thing it is completelt wrong. Cytochrome oxidases/reducatses are the enzymes. --Kupirijo 20:59, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Cytochromes in viruses[edit]

It has been shown that Mimivirus does also encode for a Cytochrome. Therefore the overview passage should be changed accordingly. Source: Interferon-lambda (talk) 09:22, 17 June 2009 (UTC)


And: "which interconverts between Fe2+ (oxidized) and Fe3+ (reduced) states (electron-transfer processes) or between Fe2+ (oxidized) and Fe3+ (formal, reduced)"... Fe2+ oxidized and becoming more negative and vice versa... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rgek (talkcontribs) 22:07, 21 October 2009 (UTC)