Antioxidant Status and DNA Damage Induced by Heavy Metals in Matricaria recutita L. (Asteraceae)

Gjorgieva, Darinka and Kadifkova-Panovska, Tatjana and Ruskovska, Tatjana (2011) Antioxidant Status and DNA Damage Induced by Heavy Metals in Matricaria recutita L. (Asteraceae). Macedonian Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 57 (suppl). pp. 144-146.

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Abstract

In summary, this study has shown that heavy metals can induce antioxidant stress and DNA damage. Antioxidative system of M. recutita seems to be inducible by environmentally encountered heavy metals concentrations. Balance of different levels of plant metabolism is essential for eliminating toxic effects of metals and maintaining of structural and metabolic integrity. Thus, oxidative stress characterized by increased production of ROS could be an important mechanism of metal toxicity, though extensive research is yet needed at the molecular and subcellular levels in order to get a deeper insight into metal toxicity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Biological sciences
Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Darinka Gjorgieva Ackova
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 15:03
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 15:03
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/1280

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