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Title: Superoxide and superoxide dismutase in red blood cells
Authors: Anastasi, Angela
Bannister, J. V.
Bannister, William H.
Keywords: Superoxides
Superoxide dismutase
Active oxygen
Issue Date: 1976
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Anastasi, A., Bannister, J.V., & Bannister, W.H. (1976). Superoxide and superoxide dismutase in red blood cells. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 11(2), 69-75.
Abstract: In 1969 a previously obscure copper protein of red blood cells, erythrocuprein, was shown to catalyse the dismutation of superoxide radicals. Erythrocuprein thus became superoxide dismutase and the object of intensive study. Superoxide dismutase is typically an enzyme of aerobic organisms which utilize oxygen as the major electron acceptor. The presence of superoxide dismutase in microorganisms has been found to parallel their tolerance for oxygen. We recently described the isolation and properties of two forms of superoxide dismutase from human erythrocytes, SOD I and SOD II (Bannister et al., 1976). These can be obtained from a haemolysate of red blood cells after precipitation of the hemoglobin with a mixture of ethanol and chloroform.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 11, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 11, Issue 2

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