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Superoxide Dismutase from bovine liver

ammonium sulfate suspension, 2,000-6,000 units/mg protein (biuret)

Superoxide: superoxide oxidoreductase, SOD
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ammonium sulfate suspension

specific activity

2,000-6,000 units/mg protein (biuret)

mol wt

32.5 kDa

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General description

Superoxide dismutases are a group of low molecular weight metalloproteins present in all aerobic cells of plants, animals and micro-organisms. They provide protection against damaging reactions with the superoxide radical anion (O2-) by catalyzing its disproportionation into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.


Superoxide Dismutase from bovine liver has been used:
  • for measuring mitochondrial hydrogen peroxide production in skeletal muscle
  • as a positive control in Cu(II) binding stability assay
  • as a positive control in superoxide dismutase assay

Superoxide dismutase from bovine liver has been used in a study to assess the inactivation of endothelial derived relaxing factor by oxidized lipoproteins. Superoxide dismutase from bovine liver has also been used in a study to investigate the role of hydrogen peroxide in the cytotoxicity of the xanthine/xanthine oxidase system.


3000, 15000 units in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Catalyzes the dismutation of superoxide radicals to hydrogen peroxide and molecular oxygen. Plays a critical role in the defense of cells against the toxic effects of oxygen radicals. Competes with nitric oxide (NO) for superoxide anion (which reacts with NO to form peroxynitrite), thereby SOD promotes the activity of NO. SOD has also been shown to suppress apoptosis in cultured rat ovarian follicles, neural cell lines, and transgenic mice.

Unit Definition

One unit will inhibit reduction of cytochrome c by 50% in a coupled system with xanthine oxidase at pH 7.8 at 25 °C in a 3.0 mL reaction volume. Xanthine oxidase concentration should produce an initial ΔA550 of 0.025 ± 0.005 per min.

Physical form

Suspension in 3.8 M (NH4)2SO4, pH 7.0

Analysis Note

For assay method, see McCord, J.M. and Fridovich,I., J. Biol. Chem., 244, 6049 (1969).

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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E M Link et al.
The Biochemical journal, 249(2), 391-399 (1988-01-15)
1. The survival of mammalian epithelial cells exposed in vitro to the xanthine/xanthine oxidase system in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or serum-containing medium (SCMEM) was investigated. 2. The cytotoxic effect observed depended on the composition of the medium in which the
L G Chi et al.
Circulation research, 64(4), 665-675 (1989-04-01)
Available data demonstrate that oxygen free radicals and derived reactive species of oxygen are produced during myocardial ischemia as well as upon reperfusion of the ischemic tissue. The present study was designed to determine if polyethylene glycol-conjugated superoxide dismutase (PEG-SOD)
Exploiting the vulnerable active site of a copper-only superoxide dismutase to disrupt fungal pathogenesis
Robinett NG, et al.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry, jbc-RA118 (2018)
Perturbed redox signaling exacerbates a mitochondrial myopathy
Dogan SA, et al.
Cell Metabolism, 28(5), 764-775 (2018)
J H Chin et al.
The Journal of clinical investigation, 89(1), 10-18 (1992-01-01)
Endothelial cell derived relaxing factor (EDRF) mediated relaxation of blood vessels is impaired in vessels exposed to lipoproteins in vitro and in arteries of hyperlipidemic humans and animals. To investigate the mechanism by which lipoproteins impair the effects of EDRF

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