Journal archive > 2005 > N 4, July-August

Survival and antioxidant defence of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae under starvation and oxidative stress

M. M. Baylyak, O. B. Abrat, H. M. Semchyshyn, V. I. Lushchak

The role of catalase in response of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to oxidative stress induced by hydrogen peroxide under starvation was investigated. It was shown that under conditions used in this study 0.5 mM Н2О2 did not change the number of viable cells in the wild strain YPH250, but this parameter was decreased by 15% in the acatalsaemic strain YWT1. Cells treatment with 0.5 mM Н2О2 for 30 min did not modify the levels of carbonyl proteins in the parental strain, but caused its 1.4-fold increase in the defective strain. The observed 1.5-fold activation of catalase in the wild strain cells in response to Н2О2-stress suggests that under starvation conditions catalase can be involved in the yeast cell protection, particularly they can prevent oxidative modification of some antioxidant and associated enzymes.

Recieved: 2005-03-09

Published at the site: 2005-07-04

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