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CYTB  -  cytochrome b

Mus musculus molossinus

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Disease relevance of CYTB


Psychiatry related information on CYTB

  • The observation that chronic, but not acute treatment with imipramine and electroconvulsive shock produces a region-specific change in the levels of mRNA encoding cytochrome b suggests that this enzyme may be involved in the sequence of events resulting in an antidepressant action [3].

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Biological context of CYTB


Anatomical context of CYTB


Associations of CYTB with chemical compounds


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of CYTB

  • When the proximity of the altered amino acid residues to the histidines involved in heme ligation is considered, the results support a model for cytochrome b folding in which there are eight transmembrane domains rather than the nine of the Widger-Saraste model [6].


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