Overexpression of the glutathione S-transferase gene from Pyrus pyrifolia fruit improves tolerance to abiotic stress in transgenic tobacco plants

@article{Liu2013OverexpressionOT,
  title={Overexpression of the glutathione S-transferase gene from Pyrus pyrifolia fruit improves tolerance to abiotic stress in transgenic tobacco plants},
  author={Diqiu Liu and Yalong Liu and Jian Yu Rao and Guofeng Wang and Hongli Li and F J Ge and Chaoyin Chen},
  journal={Molecular Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47},
  pages={515-523}
}
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are ubiquitous enzymes in animals and plants, and they are multifunctional proteins encoded by a large gene family. GSTs are involved in response to the oxidative stress including drought, salt, heavy metals, and so on. Under oxidative stress, the excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) induce an increase in GST levels, and then the GSTs metabolize the toxic products of lipid peroxidation, damaged DNA and other molecules. Previously, a full-length cDNA of a… CONTINUE READING