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Title: Agrobacterium tumefaciens iron superoxide dismutases have protective roles against singlet oxygen toxicity generated from illuminated Rose Bengal
Authors: Panatda Saenkham
Supa Utamapongchai
Paiboon Vattanaviboon
Skorn Mongkolsuk
Chulabhorn Research Institute
Chulabhorn Graduate Institute
Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Citation: FEMS Microbiology Letters. Vol.289, No.1 (2008), 97-103
Abstract: Singlet oxygen is a highly reactive form of molecular oxygen that is harmful to biological systems. Here, the role of three iron-containing superoxide dismutase (sodB) genes is clearly shown in protecting Agrobacterium tumefaciens against singlet oxygen toxicity. A sodBI mutant was more sensitive to singlet oxygen than both wild-type bacteria and a double sodBII-sodBIII mutant strain. Moreover, a sodBI-sodBII double mutant had higher sensitivity to singlet oxygen than a single sodBI mutant, although the double mutant was comparable to a sodB null mutant. High-level expression of sodBI and sodBII fully complemented the singlet oxygen hypersensitivity phenotype of the sodB null mutant, while high-level expression of sodBIII encoding a periplasmic SOD only partially restored the phenotype. Taken together, our data suggest that SodBI and SodBII have novel protective roles against singlet oxygen toxicity through unknown mechanisms. © 2008 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 15746968
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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