Oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity in barley grown under space environment

Elena Shagimardanova, Oleg Gusev, Gail E. Bingham, Margarita A. Levinskikh, Vladimir N. Sychev, Zhou Tiansu, Makoto Kihara, Kazutoshi Ito, Manabu Sugimoto

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    The gene expression and enzyme activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and ascorbate peroxidase in the space-grown barley were not significantly different from those of the ground-grown barley. Cu 2+ reducing and radical scavenging activities in an extract of the space-grown barley were lower than those of the ground-grown barley by 0.7 fold, suggesting that the space environment does not induce oxidative stress, and reduces antioxidant capacity in plants.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1479-1482
    Number of pages4
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Antioxidant activity
    • Barley
    • International space station
    • Oxidative stress
    • Space radiation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Organic Chemistry


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