Induction of glutathione reductase enzyme activity by β-aminobutyric acid in plant leaves

G. Gullner, I. Sirály

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Treatment of pea and tobacco leaf discs with the resistance inducer DL- β-amino-n-butyric acid (BABA) led to a substantial induction of glutathione reductase (GR, E.C. enzyme activity. After exposure to 1 mM BABA for 96 hrs, the GR activities were 3.2-fold and 2.9-fold higher in pea and tobacco leaf discs, respectively, than GR activities in untreated controls. Elevated GR levels may contribute to the antioxidative protection of plants during pathogen attack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-613
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996



  • DL-β-aminobutyric acid
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Pisum sativum L.
  • antioxidative systems
  • glutathione reductase
  • induced resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Pollution

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