IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cytochrome-c peroxidase

Reaction: 2 ferrocytochrome c + H2O2 = 2 ferricytochrome c + 2 H2O

Other name(s): cytochrome peroxidase; cytochrome c-551 peroxidase; apocytochrome c peroxidase; mesocytochrome c peroxidase azide; mesocytochrome c peroxidase cyanide; mesocytochrome c peroxidase cyanate; cytochrome c-H2O oxidoreductase; cytochrome c peroxidase

Systematic name: ferrocytochrome-c:hydrogen-peroxide oxidoreductase

Comments: A hemoprotein.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9029-53-2


1. Altschul, A.M., Abrams, R. and Hogness, T.R. Cytochrome c peroxidase. J. Biol. Chem. 136 (1940) 777-794.

2. Yamanaka, T. and Okunuki, K. Isolation of a cytochrome peroxidase from Thiobacillus novellus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 220 (1970) 354-356. [PMID: 5487887]

3. Yonetani, T. Cytochrome c peroxidase. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Areas Mol. Biol. 33 (1970) 309-335. [PMID: 4318313]

[EC created 1961]

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