Superoxide Dismutase

Definition of Superoxide Dismutase:

An antioxidant enzyme which helps protect cells from free-radical damage.

Also: SOD

Topics Related to Superoxide Dismutase

Antioxidant

...related topic
“...Examples include vitamins C and E, beta carotene, the minerals selenium and germanium, superoxide dismutase (SOD), coenzyme Q10, catalase, and some amino acids...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...relationship to Parkinson's Disease
“...Numerous studies have shown that Parkinson's disease victims have low levels of natural antioxidants (glutathione and superoxide dismutase) and high levels of iron in the substantia nigra areas of their brains...”
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Cataracts

...the condition
“...The lens, like many other tissues of the body, is dependent on adequate levels and activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, glutathione (GSH), and adequate levels of the accessory antioxidants vitamins E and C and selenium, to help prevent free radical damage...”

Copper

...related topic
“...The best studied are superoxide dismutase (SOD), cytochrome C oxidase, catalase, dopamine hydroxylase, uricase, tryptophan dioxygenase, lecithinase and other monoamine and diamine oxidases...”

Crohn's Disease

...recommendation Superoxide Dismutase
“A study from France demonstrated the use of an antioxidant called superoxide dismutase and desferoxamine (an iron chelating drug) which allowed 82% of severe Crohn's patients to go into remission...”

Liver Detoxification Profile

...as a treatment
“...In addition, glutathione, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, plasma cysteine, and plasma sulfate are assessed from fasting blood specimens...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese is required in several metallo-enzymatic reactions such as superoxide dismutase, an enzyme used to resolve highly damaging superoxide free-radicals...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...recommendation Copper
“...Copper also plays a critical role in the synthesis of the natural antioxidant called copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (SOD)...”
...recommendation Gotu Kola
“Known for its remarkable wound healing properties, centella has been found to induce levels of antioxidants in wounds and newly-formed tissue, including superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, vitamin E, and vitamin C...”
...recommendation Superoxide Dismutase
“...SOD and other antioxidants such as vitamins C and D stop the free-radical oxidation process and promote the healing and repair process itself...”
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Superoxide Dismutase
“In a Danish study, arthritis patients were treated with injections of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme containing copper (or manganese and zinc) that is found within the cells...”
...recommendation Manganese
“Manganese functions in the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (manganese SOD), which is deficient in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...”

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Doctors are more likely to consider SOD in patients who have had their gallbladder removed, or who suffer from recurrent idiopathic pancreatitis...”

Superoxide Dismutase

...as a treatment
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an antiinflammatory, antioxidant enzyme produced by the body that protects against joint inflammation...”

Zinc

...as a treatment
“...For example, the important free-radical scavenging enzyme super-oxide dismutase (SOD) requires both zinc and copper for its activity...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Along with copper and manganese, zinc is a precursor of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD)...”
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