Changes in the histidine residues of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase during aging.

Cu/Zn-Superoxide dismutase activity (Cu/Zn-SOD) was studied in liver from 3- and 24-month-old rat. A significant decrease of enzyme activity in liver of the aged rat was found. Various amino acid residues and protein carbonyl groups (CO) were measured in purified young and old enzyme. It was found that the 'old' enzyme had one histidine fewer and higher CO… CONTINUE READING