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EFFECT OF SHORT-TERM SALT STRESS ON OXIDATIVE STRESS MARKERS AND ANTIOXIDANT
ENZYMES ACTIVITY IN TOCOPHEROL-DEFICIENT Arabidopsis thaliana PLANTS

N. M. Semchuk, Yu. V. Vasylyk, Ok. V. Lushchak, V. I. Lushchak

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;

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Changes of carotenoids and anthocyanins content, lipid peroxidation, and activity of antioxidant enzymes were studied in wild type and tocopherol-deficient lines vte1 and vte4 of Arabidopsis thaliana subjected to 200 mM NaCl during 24 h. The salt stress enhanced the intensity of lipid peroxidation to different extent in all three plant lines. Salt stress resulted in an increase of carotenoid content and activity of catalase, ascorbate peroxidase, guaiacol peroxidase and glutathione reductase in wild type and tocopherol-deficient vte1 mutant. However, the increase in anthocyanins concentration was observed in vte1 mutants only. In vte4 mutant, which contain ?-tocopherol instead of ?-tocopherol, the response to salt stress occurred via coordinative action of superoxide dismutase and enzymes of ascorbate-glutathione cycle, in particular, ascorbate peroxidase, glutathione reductase, dehydroascorbate reductase, and glutathione-S-transferase. It can be concluded, that salt stress was accompanied by oxidative stress in three studied lines, however different mechanisms involved in adaptation of wild type and tocopherol-deficient lines to salt stress.

Key words: Antioxidant enzymes; Arabidopsis thaliana; Oxidative stress; Salt stress; Tocopherols.

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