Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 453–457 | Cite as

Cadmium-induced microsomal membrane-bound peroxidases mediated hydrogen peroxide production in barley roots

  • Ladislav Tamás
  • Jana Huttová
  • Igor Mistrík
  • Marta Ollé


The effect of cadmium on microsomal membrane-bound peroxidases and their involvement in hydrogen peroxide production was studied in barley roots. One anionic and two cationic peroxidases were detected, which were strongly activated by Cd treatment. Positive correlation was found between root growth inhibition and increased peroxidase, NADH oxidase activity and H2O2 generation in root microsomal membrane fraction of Cd-treated barley roots.

Key words

oxidative stress peroxidase isozymes root growth inhibition 

List of abbreviations




reactive oxygen species


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ladislav Tamás
    • 1
  • Jana Huttová
    • 1
  • Igor Mistrík
    • 1
  • Marta Ollé
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BotanySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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