CARDILLO Alejandra Beatriz
congresos y reuniones científicas
Anthraquinones elicitation and oxidative burst in Rubia tinctorum cell suspensions
PERASSOLO, MARÍA; BUSTO, VICTOR; QUEVEDO, CARLA; CARDILLO, ALEJANDRA BEATRIZ; MARTINEZ, CAROLINA; CUADRADO, VIRGINIA; MERINI, LUCIANO; RODRIGUEZ TALOU, JULIÁN
Mar del Plata
Congreso; SAIB 2007; 2007
ANTHRAQUINONES ELICITATION AND OXIDATIVE BURST IN RUBIA TINCTORUM CELL SUSPENSIONS. Perassolo, M.; Busto, V.D.; Quevedo, C.V.; Cardillo, A.B.; Martínez, C.A.; Cuadrado, V.L.; Merini, L.J.; Rodríguez Talou, J. Microbiología Industrial y Biotecnología-Fac. de Farmacia y Bioquímica-UBA. Buenos Aires, Argentina E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org In Rubia tinctorum cell suspensions, anthraquinones (AQs) production is induced by elicitors such as chitosan, this response defense also includes generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cell death. It has been recently showed that chitosan induction of anthraquinone synthesis in R. tinctorum involves the stimulation of PLC, intracellular Ca2+ mobilization and PI3K, which mediate MAPK activation. In the present work we study the relationship between elicitation, oxidative burst and cell death. Elicitation with chitosan (200 mg/l) stimulates AQs synthesis in R. tinctorum L. cultures at 24 and 48 hs. An increase in H2O2 production at 6 and 24 hs was observed and was correlated with higher levels of cell death. Addition of chitosan and diphenylene iodonium (DPI), an inhibitor of H2O2 generation, resulted in a decrease in cell death and H2O2 production. In both treatments similar levels of AQs accumulation were observed. In cultures treated with chitosan and lanthanum chloride, an intracellular calcium channel blocker, cell death and AQs production decreased showing that both processes require an increase in cytosolic calcium levels. The relationship between elicitation and ROS generation is under study.