Di-haem cytochrome c peroxidase (IPR004852)

Short name: Di-haem_cyt_c_peroxidsae

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships


This is a group of distinct cytochrome c peroxidases (CCPs) that contain two haem groups. Similar to other cytochrome c peroxidases, they reduce hydrogen peroxide to water using c-type haem as an oxidizable substrate. However, since they possess two, instead of one, haem prosthetic groups, bacterial CCPs reduce hydrogen peroxide without the need to generate semi-stable free radicals. The two haem groups have significantly different redox potentials. The high potential (+320 mV) haem feeds electrons from electron shuttle proteins to the low potential (-330 mV) haem, where peroxide is reduced (indeed, the low potential site is known as the peroxidatic site) [PMID: 8591033]. The CCP protein itself is structured into two domains, each containing one c-type haem group, with a calcium-binding site at the domain interface. This family also includes MauG proteins, whose similarity to di-haem CCP was previously recognised [PMID: 9202457].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process

Molecular Function

GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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