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Transition metals: a double edge sward in ROS generation and signaling


Rodrigo-Moreno, A and Poschenrieder, C and Shabala, S, Transition metals: a double edge sward in ROS generation and signaling, Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8, (3) Article e23425. ISSN 1559-2324 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Landes Bioscience

DOI: doi:10.4161/psb.23425


Transition metals such as Iron (Fe) and Copper (Cu) are essential for plant cell development. At the same time, due their capability to generate hydroxyl radicals they can be potentially toxic to plant metabolism. Recent works on hydroxyl-radical activation of ion transporters suggest that hydroxyl radicals generated by transition metals could play an important role in plant growth and adaptation to imbalanced environments. In this mini-review, the relation between transition metals uptake and utilization and oxidative stress-activated ion transport in plant cells is analyzed, and a new model depicting both apoplastic and cytosolic mode of ROS signaling to plasma membrane transporters is suggested.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:copper, iron, membrane transport, potassium, calcium, hydroxyl radicals, oxidative stress, toxicity, adaptation, development
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable plant production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shabala, S (Professor Sergey Shabala)
ID Code:86937
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-11-01
Last Modified:2014-06-05

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