Site- and cell-specific alteration of lung copper/zinc and manganese superoxide dismutases by chronic ozone exposure.


The antioxidant enzymes copper/zinc (Cu-Zn) and manganese (Mn) superoxide dismutase (SOD) have been implicated in protection of the lungs from oxidant damage. Mn SOD in particular may be related to acquired tolerance in cells following chronic ozone exposure. In order to study these protective and adaptive phenomena in oxidant injury, the cellular location… (More)


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