Assessing the Applicability of Singlet Oxygen Photosensitizers in Leaf Studies.

Kovács, László and Ayaydin, Ferhan and Kálai, Tamás and Tandori, Júlia and Kós, Péter and Hideg, Éva Olga (2013) Assessing the Applicability of Singlet Oxygen Photosensitizers in Leaf Studies. PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY, - (-). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0031-8655

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Singlet oxygen (1 O2 ) is of special interest in plant stress physiology. Studies focused on internal, chlorophyll mediated production are often complemented with the use of artificial 1 O2 photosensitizers. Here we report a comparative study on the effects of Rose Bengal (RB), Methylene Violet (MVI), Neutral Red (NR) and Indigo Carmine (IC). These were infiltrated into tobacco leaves at concentrations generating the same fluxes of 1 O2 in solution. Following green light induced 1 O2 production from these dyes, leaf photosynthesis was characterized by Photosystem (PS) II and PS I electron transport and oxidative damage was monitored as degradation of D1, a PS II core protein. Cellular localizations were identified on the basis of the dyes' fluorescence using confocal laser scanning microscopy. We found that RB and NR were both localized in chloroplasts but the latter had very little effect, probably due to its pH-dependent photosensitizing. Both RB and intracellular, non-plastid MVI decreased PS II electron transport but the effect of RB was stronger than that of MVI and only RB was capable of damaging the D1 protein. Intercellularly localized IC had no significant effect. Our results also suggest caution when using RB as photosensitizer because it affects PS II electron transport. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 07:55
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