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Title: Cadmium and copper stress induce a cellular oxidative challenge leading to damage versus signalling
Authors: Cuypers, Ann
Keunen, Els
Bohler, Sacha
Jozefczak, Marijke
Opdenakker, Kelly
Gielen, Heidi
Vercampt, Hanne
Bielen, An
Schellingen, Kerim
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Remans, Tony
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation: Gupta, Dharmendra K.; Sandalio, Luisa M. (Ed.). Metal toxicity in plants: Perception, Signalling and Remediation, Springer-Verlag, p. 65-90
Abstract: Contamination of soils with the potentially toxic elements cadmium (Cd) and copper (Cu) affects plant growth and crop production, and bioaccumulation in the food chain poses a threat to human health. Toxic levels of Cd or Cu both impose an oxidative challenge on plants, even though these trace elements have a different chemical (non-redox active versus redox-active) and biological (non-essential versus essential element) behaviour. Through (in)direct mechanisms, Cd and Cu cause an increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as well as interference with redox-regulated compounds in different cellular compartments. This chapter highlights general and/or specific mechanisms of interference with the cellular redox homeostasis by Cd and Cu, which may be part of the sensing mechanism to these stresses. Furthermore, it emphasises the metal-induced oxidative challenge and its involvement in either cellular damage and/or downstream signalling responses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13152
Link to publication: https://www.academia.edu/1628011/Cadmium_and_copper_stress_induce_a_cellular_oxidative_challenge_leading_to_damage_versus_signalling
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22081-4_4
ISBN: 9783642220807
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Validation: vabb, 2014
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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