SOD3

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SOD3

A gene on chromosome 4p15.3-p15.1 that encodes an extracellular superoxide dismutase which binds superoxide byproducts of oxidative phosphorylation, converting them to hydrogen peroxide and diatomic oxygen. SOD3 is thought to protect the brain, lungs and other tissues from oxidative stress.
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Although We are not yet sure how these particular SNPs alter the action of the EC-SOD, these findings gives us a good starting point to learn more about possible protective mechanisms in ALI and other lung diseases," he added.
The researchers then looked at the various forms of the EC-SOD gene in two groups of patients with infection-associated ALI.
The EC-SOD is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight of 135,000 kDa with high affinity for heparin.