Nitric Oxide pp 223-230 | Cite as

Nitric Oxide Analyzer Quantification of Plant S-Nitrosothiols

  • Adil Hussain
  • Byung-Wook Yun
  • Gary J. LoakeEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1747)


Nitric oxide (NO) is a small diatomic molecule that regulates multiple physiological processes in animals, plants, and microorganisms. In animals, it is involved in vasodilation and neurotransmission and is present in exhaled breath. In plants, it regulates both plant immune function and numerous developmental programs. The high reactivity and short half-life of NO and cross-reactivity of its various derivatives make its quantification difficult. Different methods based on calorimetric, fluorometric, and chemiluminescent detection of NO and its derivatives are available, but all of them have significant limitations. Here we describe a method for the chemiluminescence-based quantification of NO using ozone-chemiluminescence technology in plants. This approach provides a sensitive, robust, and flexible approach for determining the levels of NO and its signaling products, protein S-nitrosothiols.

Key words

Nitric oxide S-nitrosothiols S-nitrosylation NO-measurement Nitric oxide analyzer Plant redox 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AgricultureAbdul Wali Khan UniversityMardanPakistan
  2. 2.School of Applied BiosciencesKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological SciencesUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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