Superoxide Dismutase

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I. Introduction

This protein contains almost exclusively antiparallel beta structure. These types of proteins contains 4-10 twisted antiparallel beta strands in a ways in which two twisted beta sheets are formed which pack against each other in a barell -like structure. The packed sheets have a hydrophobic core of side chains between them. SOD has 8 antiparallel beta strands, along with a Cu and Zn ion.

For more information see Biochemistry Online: Chapter 2C - Understanding Protein Conformation

II. General Structure

Backbone and Side Chains
Cartoons, H bonds, and Wireframe
Dot Surface and Side Chains