, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 215-219
Date: 09 May 2013

Influence of rhizobial (Rhizobium leguminosarum) inoculation and calcium ions on the NADPH oxidase activity in roots of etiolated pea (Pisum sativum L.) seedlings

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Changes in the functional activity of the NADPH oxidase in the microsomal fraction of roots of etiolated pea seedlings, caused by rhizobial inoculation and calcium ions (Ca2+), are shown. The enzyme activity in a medium with an exogenous source of Ca2+ (CaCl2, 100 μM) fluctuated, increasing 5 to 20 min and decreasing 10 and 30 min after addition. A calcium chelator (ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid (EDTA), 100 μM) potentiated the decrease in the enzyme activity in the presence of exogenous calcium. Rhizobial inoculation caused a 3.9-fold increase in the enzyme activity 5 min after inoculation compared to the control (without inoculation). The Ca2+-channel activator (amiodarone, 300 μM) and the Ca2+-channel blocker (lanthanum chloride, 400 μM) reduced the NADPH oxidase activity after rhizobial inoculation compared to the control level (without inoculation). It is concluded that Ca2+ and reactive oxygen species are involved in the regulation of the membrane NADPH oxidase activity in roots of pea seedlings.

Original Russian Text © A.K. Glyan’ko, A.A. Ischenko, 2013, published in Prikladnaya Biokhimiya i Mikrobiologiya, 2013, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 236–241.