|Consider the following statements about enzyme to prevent ageing|
|1. Researchers of Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT) discovered an enzyme named Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD).|
|2. SOD can be used in cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical compositions. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Super Oxide Dismutases (SOD) are enzymes that catalyze the dismulation of superoxide into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. Thus, they are important anti-oxidant defense in nearly all cells exposed to oxygen. SOD is extracted from a high altiude plant Potentilla found in Himalayan region. This enzyme is believed to slow down the effects of ageing. Trials are being done on lower animals.
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