Guillermo Osvaldo Noriega

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Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation has a negative impact on plant cells, and leads to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Heme oxygenase (HO, EC 1.14.99.3) plays a protective role against oxidative stress in mammals, but little is known about this issue in plants. Here, we report for the first time the response of HO in leaves of soybean (Glycine(More)
We have previously demonstrated that the induction of heme oxygenase-1 (EC 1.14.99.3) plays a protective role for mammalian cells against oxidative stress. Here, we investigated for the first time the possible role of heme oxygenase-1 as an antioxidant defense in leaves of soybean plants. Treatment with 200 microM Cd during 48 h caused a 70% increase in(More)
Heme oxygenase (HO, EC 1.14.99.3) catalyzes the oxidative conversion of heme to biliverdin IXα with the concomitant release of carbon monoxide and iron. Recently, HO has been involved in the protection against oxidative stress in plants. The fact that nitric oxide (NO), an endogenous signaling molecule in animals and plants mediates responses to abiotic and(More)
OBJECTIVE We have previously demonstrated that the inducible form of heme oxygenase plays a critical role in protecting against oxidative stress in mammals. To gain further insight into the functions of this enzyme in plants, we have tested its activity and expression in soybean nodules subjected to cadmium (Cd) stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
In this study, the possibility of enhancing cold stress tolerance of soybean plants (Glycine max L.) by exogenous application of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) was investigated. ALA was added to the Hoagland solution at various concentrations ranging from 0 to 40 μM for 12 h. After ALA treatment, the plants were subjected to cold stress at 4°C for 48 h. ALA at(More)
Plants are frequently subjected to different kinds of stress, such as salinity and, like other organisms, they have evolved strategies for preventing and repairing cellular damage caused by salt stress. Glycine max L. plants were subjected to different NaCl concentrations (0-200 mM) for 10 days. Treatments with 100 and 200 mM NaCl induced ion leakage and(More)
Heme oxygenase (HO, EC 1.14.99.3) catalyses the oxidative conversion of heme to biliverdin IXα (BV) with the concomitant released of carbon monoxide and iron. Recently, plant HOs have been involved in the defence mechanism against oxidative stress. The goal of this study was to evaluate the time-course of HO-1 and catalase (CAT, EC 1.11.1.6) gene(More)
The aim of this study was to provide new insights into the role of angiotensin II and arterial pressure in the regulation of antioxidant enzyme activities in a renovascular model of cardiac hypertrophy. For this purpose, aortic coarcted rats were treated with losartan or minoxidil for 7 days. Angiotensin II induced cardiac hypertrophy and oxidative stress(More)
Delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), precursor of heme, accumulates in a number of organs, particularly in liver of patients with acute porphyrias or lead intoxication. This study characterizes the involvement of bilirubin as an antioxidant in a chronic intoxication with ALA. Female Wistar rats were injected intraperitoneally a daily dose of 40 mg ALA/body wt.,(More)
Cadmium toxicity has been extensively studied in plants, however its biochemical mechanism of action has not yet been well established. To fulfil this objective, four-weeks-old soybean nodulated plants were treated with 200 μM Cd2+ for 48 h. δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALA-D, E.C. 4.2.1.24) activity and protein expression, as well as δ-aminolevulinic(More)