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Superoxide Dismutase from bovine erythrocytes

lyophilized powder, ≥3,000 units/mg protein

Synonym: SOD, Superoxide: superoxide oxidoreductase

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Description

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.

Application

Superoxide dismutase from bovine erythrocytes has been used in a study to assess a kinetic model of radiation-induced inactivation of superoxide dismutase in nitrous oxide-saturated solutions. Superoxide dismutase from bovine erythrocytes has also been used in a study to investigate the possible participation of superoxide anion in the intestinal tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase reaction.

Packaging

15000 units in glass bottle

30000, 75000, 300000 units in poly 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

Lyophilized powder, essentially salt-free

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

HPLC Analysis of Superoxide Dismutase on Discovery® BIO PolyMA-WAX

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Superoxide Dismutase on Discovery® BIO PolyMA-WAX
Keywords: Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography

Mitochondrial Stress and ROS

Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of lipotoxicity in both animal and human studies. Chronic oxidative stress is linked to insulin resistance in multiple tissues. Oxidative stress is ...
BioFiles 2011, 6.4, 22.
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Apoptosis, Cancer, Cell signaling, Cellular processes, Gene expression, Indicators, Metabolism, Oxidations, Respiratory

Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of Superoxide Dismutase

This procedure applies to all products that have a specification for superoxide dismutase activity by enzymatic determination.
Keywords: Catalysis, Reductions

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Enzymes & Proteins

Application Index | Enzyme Index | Substrate Index | Inhibitor Index | Cofactor Index | Lectin Index
Keywords: Cell signaling, Diagnostic, Drug discovery, Metabolomics, Molecular biology

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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