Is the ferric hydroperoxy species responsible for sulfur oxidation in cytochrome P450s?

Max J. Cryle, James J. De Voss

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Not the ferryl oxidant? The oxidation of thiafatty acids by P450 BM3 (CYP102A1) was shown to be consistent with oxidation by the ferric hydroperoxy species (Cpd 0) rather than the expected ferryl species (Cpd 1). This is the first indication that sulfur oxidation in a wildtype P450 occurs via the hydroperoxy species. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8221-8223
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytochromes
  • Enzyme catalysis
  • Oxidation
  • P450
  • Sulfur

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