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Exogenous Nitric Oxide (NO) Interferes with Lead (Pb)-Induced Toxicity by Detoxifying Reactive Oxygen Species in Hydroponically Grown Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Roots.

Kaur G, Singh HP, Batish DR, Mahajan P, Kohli RK, Rishi V - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: NO supplementation reduced the accumulation of oxidative stress markers (malondialdehyde, conjugated dienes, hydroxyl ions and superoxide anion) and decreased the antioxidant enzyme activity in wheat roots particularly up to 6 h, thereby suggesting its role as an antioxidant.Pb-exposure significantly decreased in vivo NO level.The study concludes that exogenous NO partially ameliorates Pb-toxicity, but could not restore the plant growth on prolonged Pb-exposure.

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Affiliation: Department of Environment Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160 014, India.

ABSTRACT
Nitric Oxide (NO) is a bioactive signaling molecule that mediates a variety of biotic and abiotic stresses. The present study investigated the role of NO (as SNP [sodium nitroprusside]) in ameliorating lead (Pb)-toxicity in Triticum aestivum (wheat) roots. Pb (50 and 250 μM) alone and in combination with SNP (100 μM) was given to hydroponically grown wheat roots for a period of 0-8 h. NO supplementation reduced the accumulation of oxidative stress markers (malondialdehyde, conjugated dienes, hydroxyl ions and superoxide anion) and decreased the antioxidant enzyme activity in wheat roots particularly up to 6 h, thereby suggesting its role as an antioxidant. NO ameliorated Pb-induced membrane damage in wheat roots as evidenced by decreased ion-leakage and in situ histochemical localization. Pb-exposure significantly decreased in vivo NO level. The study concludes that exogenous NO partially ameliorates Pb-toxicity, but could not restore the plant growth on prolonged Pb-exposure.

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In situ histochemical localization showing the effect of SNP (100 μM) on superoxide ion (O2●−) generation in wheat roots after 2, 4, 6 and 8 h of Pb treatment.At each time period, roots from left to right inlcude: control (a), 100 μM SNP (b),50 μM Pb (c), 50 μM Pb+SNP (d), 250 μM Pb (e) and 250 μM Pb+SNP (f).
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pone.0138713.g003: In situ histochemical localization showing the effect of SNP (100 μM) on superoxide ion (O2●−) generation in wheat roots after 2, 4, 6 and 8 h of Pb treatment.At each time period, roots from left to right inlcude: control (a), 100 μM SNP (b),50 μM Pb (c), 50 μM Pb+SNP (d), 250 μM Pb (e) and 250 μM Pb+SNP (f).

Mentions: The quantitative changes in O2●− levels were confirmed by in-situ histochemical localization in wheat roots on Pb-alone or Pb+SNP exposure. Compared to only Pb-treated roots, roots from Pb+SNP treatments stained less, indicating reduced O2●− content (Fig 3).


Exogenous Nitric Oxide (NO) Interferes with Lead (Pb)-Induced Toxicity by Detoxifying Reactive Oxygen Species in Hydroponically Grown Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Roots.

Kaur G, Singh HP, Batish DR, Mahajan P, Kohli RK, Rishi V - PLoS ONE (2015)

In situ histochemical localization showing the effect of SNP (100 μM) on superoxide ion (O2●−) generation in wheat roots after 2, 4, 6 and 8 h of Pb treatment.At each time period, roots from left to right inlcude: control (a), 100 μM SNP (b),50 μM Pb (c), 50 μM Pb+SNP (d), 250 μM Pb (e) and 250 μM Pb+SNP (f).
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pone.0138713.g003: In situ histochemical localization showing the effect of SNP (100 μM) on superoxide ion (O2●−) generation in wheat roots after 2, 4, 6 and 8 h of Pb treatment.At each time period, roots from left to right inlcude: control (a), 100 μM SNP (b),50 μM Pb (c), 50 μM Pb+SNP (d), 250 μM Pb (e) and 250 μM Pb+SNP (f).
Mentions: The quantitative changes in O2●− levels were confirmed by in-situ histochemical localization in wheat roots on Pb-alone or Pb+SNP exposure. Compared to only Pb-treated roots, roots from Pb+SNP treatments stained less, indicating reduced O2●− content (Fig 3).

Bottom Line: NO supplementation reduced the accumulation of oxidative stress markers (malondialdehyde, conjugated dienes, hydroxyl ions and superoxide anion) and decreased the antioxidant enzyme activity in wheat roots particularly up to 6 h, thereby suggesting its role as an antioxidant.Pb-exposure significantly decreased in vivo NO level.The study concludes that exogenous NO partially ameliorates Pb-toxicity, but could not restore the plant growth on prolonged Pb-exposure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Environment Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160 014, India.

ABSTRACT
Nitric Oxide (NO) is a bioactive signaling molecule that mediates a variety of biotic and abiotic stresses. The present study investigated the role of NO (as SNP [sodium nitroprusside]) in ameliorating lead (Pb)-toxicity in Triticum aestivum (wheat) roots. Pb (50 and 250 μM) alone and in combination with SNP (100 μM) was given to hydroponically grown wheat roots for a period of 0-8 h. NO supplementation reduced the accumulation of oxidative stress markers (malondialdehyde, conjugated dienes, hydroxyl ions and superoxide anion) and decreased the antioxidant enzyme activity in wheat roots particularly up to 6 h, thereby suggesting its role as an antioxidant. NO ameliorated Pb-induced membrane damage in wheat roots as evidenced by decreased ion-leakage and in situ histochemical localization. Pb-exposure significantly decreased in vivo NO level. The study concludes that exogenous NO partially ameliorates Pb-toxicity, but could not restore the plant growth on prolonged Pb-exposure.

No MeSH data available.


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