Manganese superoxide dismutase (EC 22.214.171.124) (SODM)  is one of the three
forms of an enzyme that catalyzes the dismutation of superoxide radicals. The
four ligands of the manganese atom are conserved in all the known SODM
sequences. These metal ligands are also conserved in the related iron form of
superoxide dismutases [2,3]. We selected, as a signature, a short conserved
region which includes two of the four ligands: an aspartate and a histidine.
December 2004 / Pattern and text revised.
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Aspects of the structure, function, and applications of superoxide dismutase.
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