The role of Arabidopsis glutathione transferase F9 gene under oxidative stress in seedlings

Horváth, Edit and Bela, Krisztina and Papdi, Csaba and Gallé, Ágnes and Szabados, László and Tari, Irma and Csiszár, Jolán (2015) The role of Arabidopsis glutathione transferase F9 gene under oxidative stress in seedlings. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 66 (4). pp. 406-418. ISSN 0236-5383


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Arabidopsis thaliana contains 54 soluble glutathione transferases (GSTs, EC, which are thought to play major roles in oxidative stress responses, but little is known about the function of individual isoenzymes. The role of AtGST phi 9 (GSTF9) in the salt- and salicylic acid response was investigated using 2-week-old Atgstf9 and wild type (Wt) plants. Atgstf9 mutants accumulated more ascorbic acid (AsA) and glutathione (GSH) and had decreased glutathione peroxidase (GPOX) activity under control conditions. Treatment of 2-week-old seedlings with 10<sup>−7</sup> M salicylic acid (SA) for 48 h resulted in elevated H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> level and enhanced GST activity in Atgstf9 plants, 10<sup>−5</sup> M SA treatment enhanced the malondialdehyde and dehydroascorbate contents compared to Wt. 50 and 150 mM NaCl increased the GST activity, AsA and GSH accumulation in Atgstf9 seedlings more pronounced than in Wt plants. We found that the Atgstf9 mutants had altered redox homeostasis under control and stress conditions, in which elevated AsA and GSH levels and modified GST and GPOX activities may play significant role. The half-cell potential values calculated from the concentration of GSH and GSSG indicate that this GST isoenzyme has an important role in the salt stress response.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 09:10
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2017 00:15

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