terminal oxidase

ter·mi·nal ox·i·dase

the last protein in the electron transport, respiratory chain. In mammals this is cytochrome c oxidase.

terminal oxidase

the oxidase at the end of an ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM that reacts with oxygen to form water. An example is CYTOCHROME C OXIDASE.
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Beside the biological functions, its cellular components include respiratory chain complex IV, intrinsic to membrane and plasma membrane part; whereas its molecular functions include heme-copper terminal oxidase activity, transition metal ion binding, hydrogen ion transmembrane transporter activity etc.
Plastid terminal oxidase (PTOX) is a plastoquinol oxidase, which plays several important roles in plants.
Plastid terminal oxidase (PTOX), a thylakoid membrane-located quinol oxidase, exists widely in photosynthetic species including higher plants and algae (McDonald et al.
2), which act as the terminal oxidase of alternative pathway in mitochondria.
Flexibility in photosynthetic electron transport: the physiological role of plastoquinol terminal oxidase (PTOX).
Origins, evolutionary history, and taxonomic distribution of alternative oxidase and plastoquinol terminal oxidase.
Physiological roles of plastid terminal oxidase in plant stress responses.
The second activity is to act as a terminal oxidase.
Cytochrome c oxidase, the terminal oxidase in the respiratory chain, reduces oxygen to water through electron and proton transfer.