Iva Šnyrychová

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Four hydrogen peroxide detecting probes, 3,3'-diaminobenzidine (DAB), Amplex Red (AR), Amplex Ultra Red (AUR) and a europium-tetracycline complex (Eu(3)Tc) were infiltrated into tobacco leaves and tested for sensitivity to light, toxicity, subcellular localization and capacity to detect H(2)O(2) in vivo. In the absence of leaves, in water solutions, AUR was(More)
Light-induced production of superoxide (O2*-) in spinach PSII (photosystem II) membrane particles was studied using EPR spin-trapping spectroscopy. The presence of exogenous PQs (plastoquinones) with a different side-chain length (PQ-n, n isoprenoid units in the side-chain) enhanced O2*- production in the following order: PQ-1>PQ-2>>PQ-9. In PSII membrane(More)
It has been suggested that both free metals and reduced ferredoxin (Fd) participate in the light-induced production of hydroxyl radicals (OH*) in thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts. The most direct evidence for the involvement of Fd in OH* formation under physiological conditions was reported by Jakob and Heber (Plant Cell Physiol., 1996, 37, 629-635), who(More)
High light illumination of photosynthetic organisms stimulates the production of singlet oxygen by photosystem II and causes photooxidative stress. In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, singlet oxygen also induces the expression of the nuclear-encoded glutathione peroxidase homologous gene GPXH. We provide evidence that singlet oxygen stimulates GPXH expression by(More)
In our study, EPR spin-trapping technique was employed to study dark production of two reactive oxygen species, hydroxyl radicals (OH.) and singlet oxygen ((1)O2), in spinach photosystem II (PSII) membrane particles exposed to elevated temperature (47 degrees C). Production of OH., evaluated as EMPO-OH adduct EPR signal, was suppressed by the enzymatic(More)
The effect of metal chelators (EDTA, DTPA and Desferal) on the metal-catalyzed decomposition of hydrogen peroxide was studied using EPR spin-trapping spectroscopy. The formation of hydroxyl radicals (OH•) in both chemical (Fenton reaction) and biological (thylakoids) systems was stimulated by EDTA. DTPA promoted the generation of OH• in the presence of(More)
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spin trapping spectroscopy is an important method used in free radical research; however, its application in biological systems is hindered by EPR silencing of spin adducts. Previous studies in superoxide-generating chemical systems have shown that spin adducts can be partially stabilized by cyclodextrins. In this work,(More)
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