Cytochrome is a protein found in the matrix of the Mitochondrion that carries out electron transport. It performs ionization on and pumps the H+ from NADH2 and FADH2 (which were produced in glycolysis, the intermidetary step, and the Citric acid cycle) to an outer mitochondrial membrame. Cytochromes are partly composed of iron, and so are capable of performing Oxidation and reduction. There are 5 kinds of cytochrome:
I have been seeing these by other (simular) names as well so do not hesitate to change them. Should they be subpages, seperate, or just short descriptions after each one in the list?
- Cytochrome Q
- Cytochrome b
- Cytochrome c1
- Cytochrome c
- Cytochome A complex
See the artical on Mitochondrion for more information on electron transport.