Agent Name

Superoxide dismutase

CAS Number

9054-89-1

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Dismutase, superoxide; Copper-zinc superoxide dismutase; Cu/Zn-Superoxide dismutase; Superoxide dismutase, copper-zinc; Superoxide dismutase, Cu-Zn; [ChemIDplus] SOD; [Merck Index] Superoxide Dismutase, from bovine erythrocytes; Superoxide: superoxide oxidoreductase; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Group of free-oxygen-radical scavenging metalloenzymes found in almost all aerobic and some anaerobic organisms; Three types: contain either copper and zinc, manganese, or iron ions at the active site; Used as a research probe for oxygen anions in biological and chemical reactions and as a therapeutic anti-inflammatory/radioprotective agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; May cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "ENZYMES."

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