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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16(11), 26644-26653;

Plant Responses to Nanoparticle Stress

Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, West Bengal, India
National Institute of Crop Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba 305-8518, Japan
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Academic Editor: Jianhua Zhu
Received: 14 September 2015 / Revised: 23 October 2015 / Accepted: 23 October 2015 / Published: 6 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Proteomic Research)
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With the rapid advancement in nanotechnology, release of nanoscale materials into the environment is inevitable. Such contamination may negatively influence the functioning of the ecosystems. Many manufactured nanoparticles (NPs) contain heavy metals, which can cause soil and water contamination. Proteomic techniques have contributed substantially in understanding the molecular mechanisms of plant responses against various stresses by providing a link between gene expression and cell metabolism. As the coding regions of genome are responsible for plant adaptation to adverse conditions, protein signatures provide insights into the phytotoxicity of NPs at proteome level. This review summarizes the recent contributions of plant proteomic research to elaborate the complex molecular pathways of plant response to NPs stress. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoparticles; oxidative stress; proteomics nanoparticles; oxidative stress; proteomics

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Hossain, Z.; Mustafa, G.; Komatsu, S. Plant Responses to Nanoparticle Stress. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 26644-26653.

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