Cytochrome P450 (CYP) constitutes a large and hyperdiverse superfamily of enzymatic proteins that are present in organisms across all three kingdoms of life. By binding to iron as a cofactor, CYP enzymes catalyze oxidative reactions, including mono-oxygenation, hydroxylation, epoxidation and dealkylation, among others (Guengerich, 2001). The structural plasticity and diversity of CYP enzymes allow them to be used by living cells in numerous conserved developmental processes, as well as in non-conserved functions that include the production of secondary metabolites and the detoxification of xenobiotics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Transcriptomics in Entomological Research|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)