O-glycans isolated from glucuronic acid-containing glycoproteins of Fusarium sp. M7-1 had been used as a signaling molecule. The role of the oxidative burst, fast and transient production of activated oxygen species, was investigated in Rubus protoplasts. Two assays, based on Cyt c reduction and on pyranine quenching, were used to scrutinize the generation of O2·- and of H2O2, respectively, and agents known to scavenge active oxygen species or to alter the lipoxygenase pathway. The results suggested that the burst did not involve peroxidase but rather a trans-plasma membrane superoxide synthase formed O2·-dismutating in H2O2.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Plant Science