FunctionNADH-cytochrome b5 reductases are involved in desaturation and elongation of fatty acids, cholesterol biosynthesis, drug metabolism, and, in erythrocyte, methemoglobin reduction (By similarity). Responsible for NADH-dependent lucigenin chemiluminescence in spermatozoa by reducing both lucigenin and 2-[4-iodophenyl]-3-[4-nitrophenyl]-5-[2,4-disulfophenyl]-2H tetrazolium monosodium salt (WST-1).
Tissue specificityRestricted expression.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the flavoprotein pyridine nucleotide cytochrome reductase family. Contains 1 FAD-binding FR-type domain.