Contribution of glutathione to the control of cellular redox homeostasis under toxic metal and metalloid stress.

@article{Hernndez2015ContributionOG,
  title={Contribution of glutathione to the control of cellular redox homeostasis under toxic metal and metalloid stress.},
  author={Luis E Hern{\'a}ndez and Juan Sobrino-Plata and M. Bel{\'e}n Montero-Palmero and Sandra Carrasco-Gil and Mar{\'i}a Laura Flores-C{\'a}ceres and Cristina Ortega-Villasante and Carolina Escobar},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 10},
  pages={2901-11}
}
The accumulation of toxic metals and metalloids, such as cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), or arsenic (As), as a consequence of various anthropogenic activities, poses a serious threat to the environment and human health. The ability of plants to take up mineral nutrients from the soil can be exploited to develop phytoremediation technologies able to alleviate the negative impact of toxic elements in terrestrial ecosystems. However, we must select plant species or populations capable of tolerating… CONTINUE READING