Cytochrome b5 reductase

Definition
Cytochrome b5 reductase is an enzyme in the blood. This enzyme makes sure that red blood cells have adequate iron levels, and thus maximizes their oxygen-carrying capacity. An imbalance in this enzyme results in a condition known as methemoglobinemia.

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Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.

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