UniProt functional annotation for P41977

UniProt code: P41977.

Organism: Caenorhabditis elegans.
Taxonomy: Eukaryota; Metazoa; Ecdysozoa; Nematoda; Chromadorea; Rhabditida; Rhabditoidea; Rhabditidae; Peloderinae; Caenorhabditis.
Function: Destroys superoxide anion radicals which are normally produced within the cells and which are toxic to biological systems.
Catalytic activity: 2 superoxide + 2 H(+) = O(2) + H(2)O(2).
Cofactor: Name=Mn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29035; Evidence={ECO:0000250}; Note=Binds 1 Mn(2+) ion per subunit. {ECO:0000250};
Subunit: Homotetramer. {ECO:0000250}.
Subcellular location: Mitochondrion matrix.
Similarity: Belongs to the iron/manganese superoxide dismutase family. {ECO:0000305}.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.