UniProt functional annotation for P21179

UniProt code: P21179.

Organism: Escherichia coli (strain K12).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Enterobacteriales; Enterobacteriaceae; Escherichia.
Function: Decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen; serves to protect cells from the toxic effects of hydrogen peroxide.
Catalytic activity: 2 H(2)O(2) = O(2) + 2 H(2)O.
Cofactor: Heme group.
Subunit: Homotetramer.
Subcellular location: Cytoplasm (Probable).
Induction: By entry into stationary phase.
Similarity: Belongs to the catalase family. HPII subfamily.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.