Changes of Growth and Antioxidative Enzyme(SOD, APX, GR) Activities of Spinach Beet(Beta vulgaris var. cicla) Under Saline Condition

염 환경하에서 근대(Beta vulgaris var. cicla)의 생장과 항산화효소(SOD, APX, GR)의 활성변화

  • 배정진 (경북대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과) ;
  • 추연식 (경북대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과) ;
  • 송승달 (경북대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과)
  • Published : 2003.10.01


Antioxidative enzymes (superoxide dismutase; SOD, ascorbate peroxidase; APX, glutathione reductase; GR) play major roles in scavenging mechanism of reactive oxygen species which were involved in various stress conditions including salt. In order to investigate the relation between their growth responses (dry weight) and the changes of antioxidative enzymes activity, salt-tolerant spinach beet having 15cm of shoot length were treated with various salt levels (0, 50, 200, 1000 mM NaCl) for 24 hours. Spinach beet exhibited an increase in the activity of antioxidative enzymes by salt, the maximal activity at 200 mM NaCl and the lowest activity at 50 mM NaCl in 2 hrs. after treatments. As a result of PAGE, it has been confirmed that spinach beet contained 3 isoforms (Fe-SOD, CuZn-SOD and Mn-SOD) of SOD and main isoform was CuZn- SOD form. In case of APX, isoforms of the low molecular weight(No. 7, 8) were showed strong expression especially at 200 and 400 mM NaCl treatment. Meanwhile, GR did not show specific pattern of isoforms among the salt treatments. Especially, in case of 50 mM treatment, plant showed the lowest activity of SOD with the best growth, a low enzyme activity was induced by inactivation of the Mn-SOD. Therefore, we suggested that the decrease of SOD activity at a low salt level (50 mM NaCl) or the increase of enzyme activity at a high salt level (200 mM NaCl) may be related to expression of the Mn-SOD isoform. These antioxidative enzymes showed the increase of activity in a short time by salt addition. So, it is considered that spinach beet copes effectively with a stressful condition such as salt by operating effective antioxidative defense mechanism rapidly under high salt level.



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