Mostafa Modarresi

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from molecular oxygen under biotic and abiotic stress such as salinity which have deleterious effects on cell metabolism. The toxic effect of ROS counteract by enzymatic as well as non-enzymatic antioxidant system. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) has a potential role for elimination of ROS. Halophytes respond to salt stress(More)
Salinity influences the agricultural production all over the world. This constrain, similar to others biotic and abiotic stresses generate the reactive oxygen species such as superoxide, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals. In the evolution process of halophyte plants the mechanisms to detoxify ROS, such as antioxidant enzymes, have been developed.(More)
The role of the antioxidant defense system in salt tolerance of Aeluropus littoralis has not been yet reported; therefore in the present study, the changes of catalase (CAT) activity in this halophyte plant was investigated and CAT gene was isolated. The leaves of treated and control plants were harvested at various times, starting 1 day prior to initiating(More)
Stachys lavandulifolia (S. lavandulifolia) is a plant that has been widely used as an herbal medicine in Iran. Unfortunately, despite the prevalent medicinal uses of the plant, there are no reports on the possible toxic effects of S. lavandulifolia. In the present study the potential toxicity of S. lavandulifolia after acute and subchronic administration in(More)
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