SOD1

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SOD1

A gene on chromosome 21q22.11 that encodes a soluble, copper- and zinc-binding cytoplasmic protein, which is responsible for destroying free superoxide radicals in the body, converting natural—but harmful—superoxide radicals to molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.

Molecular pathology
SOD1 mutations have been linked to familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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The alignment of the predict gene against the NCBI reference mRNA sequences from Bos taurus revealed 98% of identity and 62% of coverage with bovine superoxide dismutase 1 soluble (SOD1) mRNA (GenBank accession no XM_005201085.