Masahiro Inouhe

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Two ecotypes of S. alfredii [Pb accumulating (AE) and Pb non-accumulating (NAE)] differing in their ability in accumulating Pb were exposed to different Pb levels to evaluate the effects on plant length, photosynthetic pigments, antioxidant enzymes (SOD and APX), cysteine, non-protein thiols (NP-SH), phytochelatins (PCs) and glutathione (GSH) vis-à-vis Pb(More)
Arsenic (As) contamination of water and soil has become a subject of prime interest due to its direct effect on human health through drinking water and food. In present study two varieties (CSG-8962 and C-235) of chickpea, Cicer arietinum L., which is a major supplementary food in many parts of India and a valuable source of protein, has been selected to(More)
Suspension-cultured cells of azuki bean (Vigna angularis) as well as the original root tissues were hypersensitive to Cd (<10 microM). Repeated subculturings with a sublethal level of Cd (1-10 microM) did not affect the subsequent response of cells to inhibitory levels of Cd (10-100 microM). The azuki bean cells challenged to Cd did not contain(More)
Yeast cells carrying the CAD2 gene exhibit a resistance to cadmium. We cloned this gene and demonstrated that it was a mutated form derived from the gene of a putative copper-transporting ATPase (PCA1). By site-directed mutagenesis, it appeared that the mutation conferring cadmium resistance was a R970G-substitution in the C-terminal region of Pca1 protein.(More)
Salicylic acid (SA) controls growth and stress responses in plants. It also induces drought tolerance in plants. In this paper, four wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars with different drought responses were treated with SA in three levels of drain (90, 60, 30% of maximum field capacity) to examine its interactive effects on drought responses and contents(More)
The effect of arsenic (25 and 50 μM As for 1 and 5d) was analysed in wild type (WT) and Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh plants deficient in NADPH oxidase C (AtrbohC). The content of H(2)O(2) and malondialdehyde (MDA) increased with the As concentration, while the opposite effect was found for NO in WT and AtrbohC plants. The As treatment reduced catalase(More)
Polyclonal antibodies were raised in rabbits in response to the administration of purified exo- and endoglucanases extracted from cell walls of maize (Zea mays L. B37 x Mo17) coleoptiles. Since the antibodies formed specific conjugates when challenged with the glucanase antigens in immunoblot assays they were employed to evaluate the participation of(More)
The Matrix Polymer Hydrolysis Model for regulation of growth in plants is based on the simultaneous hydrolysis and incorporation of new glucans into the cell wall observed in growing plant tissues. The inhibition of growth in rice coleoptile tissues treated with glucanase antibodies confirms similar results observed previously in maize coleoptiles and(More)
Galactose inhibited auxin-induced cell elongation of oat coleoptiles but not that of azuki bean stems. Galactose decreased the level of UDP-glucose in oat coleoptiles but not in azuki bean hypocotyls. Glucose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase activity (EC, in a crude extract from oat coleoptiles, was competitively inhibited by galactose-1-phosphate,(More)
A mutant strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NR 6), which can be associated with a reduction in the accumulation of Mg2+ has been isolated. This mutant strain displays resistance to both Ni2+ and Co2+, but not, however, towards Cu2+, Cd2+, Mn2+, Zn2+ and Cr2O7(2-). Both Co2+ and Ni2+ uptake by the mutant strain is less than by the wild type (CMR-50). The(More)