kumar, Vinay and Yadav , S K (2009) Proline and betaine provide protection to antioxidant and methylglyoxal detoxification systems during cold stress in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 36. pp. 261-269.

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The aim of this study was to monitor the influence of proline and betaine exposure on antioxidant and methylglyoxal (MG) detoxification system during cold stress in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. Cold stress enhanced MG and lipid peroxidation levels in tea bud (youngest topmost leaf). This increase was resisted upon the exposure of tea bud to proline and betaine. Exposure of tea bud with proline and betaine also help in maintaining thiol/disulfide ratio during cold stress. Proline exposure enhanced glutathione-S-transferase and glutathione reductase (GR) activity, while betaine exposure increased only GR activity during cold stress. Furthermore, effect of proline/betaine was studied on glyoxalase pathway enzymes that are involved in MG detoxification and comprise of two enzymes glyoxalase I and glyoxalase II. Both proline and betaine showed protective effect on glyoxalase I and activating effect on glyoxalase II during cold stress in tea bud. This investigation, therefore, suggest that proline and betaine might provide protection to cold stress in tea by regulating MG and lipid peroxidation formation as well as by activating or protecting some of antioxidant and glyoxalase pathway enzymes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant. Betaine. Camellia sinensis. Cold stress. Methylglyoxal. Proline
Subjects: Plant Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 10:22
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 12:46
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/304

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