Superoxide Dismutases (SODs), originally identified as Indophenoloxidase (IPO), are enzymes that catalyze the conversion of naturally-occuring but harmful superoxide radicals into molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. Superoxide Dismutases 3, SOD3, also known as extracellular (EC) SOD, is tetrameric glycoprotein with an apparent subunit molecular weight of about 30kD. Like SOD1, SOD3 binds one Cu2+ and Zn2+ ions per subunit but differs in sequence and tissue distribution. Three isoenzymes of SOD have been identified and are functionally related but have very modest sequence homology. SOD3 shares 23% and 17% sequence identity with SOD1 and SOD2, respectively. Mouse SOD3 shares ~66% and 82% sequence homology with human and rat SOD3, respectively. SOD3 is a secretory protein and is synthesized with a putative 24-amino acid signal peptide preceding the 227 amino acids in the mature SOD3. SOD3 is found in plasma, lymph, and synovial fluid as well as in tissues. SOD3 binds on the surface of endothelial cells through the heparan sulfate proteoglycan and eliminates the oxygen radicals from the NADP-dependent oxidative system of neutrophils.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1.0ug/mL
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20 degrees C. Reconstitute to nominal volume by adding sterile 40-50% glycerol, aliquot and store at -20 degrees C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.