Abstract Title:

Hydrogen-rich water induces aluminum tolerance in maize seedlings by enhancing antioxidant capacities and nutrient homeostasis.

Abstract Source:

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017 Oct ;144:369-379. Epub 2017 Jun 22. PMID: 28647604

Abstract Author(s):

Xueqiang Zhao, Qiuhong Chen, Yanmei Wang, Zhenguo Shen, Wenbiao Shen, Xiaoming Xu

Article Affiliation:

Xueqiang Zhao


The ameliorative effect of Hon aluminum (Al)-induced stress remains poorly understood. We treated maize seedlings with Al and hydrogen-rich water (HRW) to determine the roles of Hin the alleviation of Al toxicity. Our results demonstrated that Al stress triggered damage to the photosynthetic apparatus, plant growth inhibition, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and boosted lipid peroxidation. However, the addition of HRW at 75% saturation markedly alleviated Al toxicity symptoms through the promotion of root elongation. These responses were related to the significantly increased activities of typical antioxidant enzymes (CAT, APX, SOD, and POD). In vivo imaging of plasma membrane integrity, lipid peroxidation, and the level of ROS provided further evidence that HRW could improve Al tolerance. Our results also indicate that 100% HRW mitigated Al toxicity less than 75% HRW. Moreover, different concentrations of HRW significantly improved photosynthesis and increased nutrient uptake. We conclude that exogenous Hsupplementation could enhance Al tolerance by reestablishing redox homeostasis and maintaining nutrient homeostasis.

Study Type : Plant Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants : CK(21528) : AC(8856)
Problem Substances : Aluminum : CK(937) : AC(300)

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