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Glutathione peroxidase expression and activity in barley root tip after short-term treatment with cadmium, hydrogen peroxide and t-butyl hydroperoxide.
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PMID:  23325536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to analyse the alterations of glutathione peroxidase (GPX) expression and activity during the recovery period after a short-term treatment of barley root tip with cadmium (Cd) and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)). The transcript level of GPX increased as early as 1 h and GPX activity 3 h after short-term treatment independently of Cd concentration. In 15 μM Cd-treated roots, its expression reached a peak within 2 h and sustained until 3 h, after which it gradually declined. After 6 h of short-term Cd treatment, the activity of GPX was the highest in the 15-μM Cd-treated roots. At higher Cd concentrations, the activity of GPX was lower than in 15 μM Cd-treated roots, but still higher than in control roots. A considerable increase in H(2)O(2) production was observed even after only 1 h of short-term exposure of roots to 30 and 60 μM Cd, while after 15 μM Cd exposure, its production increased 3 h after the treatment. Lipid peroxidation increased even 1 h after short-term treatment in a Cd concentration-dependent manner. A considerable decrease of GPX activity was observed after the exposure of roots to H(2)O(2) or t-butyl hydroperoxide in a concentration-dependent manner despite that its expression increased even 1 h after short-term treatment. Presumable, under high acute Cd stress, rapid accumulation of H(2)O(2) leads to the disturbance of basal metabolic processes affecting also GPX activity. In contrast, high GPX activity under moderate Cd stress maintains cell function despite the high rate of H(2)O(2) metabolism in root tip.
Veronika Zelinová; Igor Mistrík; Ján Pavlovkin; Ladislav Tamás
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Protoplasma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-6102     ISO Abbreviation:  Protoplasma     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9806853     Medline TA:  Protoplasma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 84523, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
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