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.E. (1999): Removal of phenolic compounds from synthetic wastewater using soybean peroxidase. Water Res. , 33 , 3012–3018. Taylor K.E. Removal of phenolic compounds from synthetic

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248 258 Chen, E. L., Chen, Y. A., Chen, L. M., Liu, Z. H. (2002) Effect of copper on peroxidase activity and lignin content in Raphanus sativus . Plant Physiol. Biochem

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p. Marjamaa, K., Lehtonen, M., Lundell, T., Toikka, M., Saranpaa, P., Fagerstedt, Kurt, V. (2003) Developmental lignification and seasonal variation in β-glucosidase and peroxidase activity in xylem of Scots

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inactivation kinetics of peroxidase and lipoxygenase from broccoli, green asparagus and carrots. J. Fd Sci. 67 , 146-154. Thermal inactivation kinetics of peroxidase and lipoxygenase from broccoli, green asparagus and carrots

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Millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is more resistant to climatic and soil conditions but the yields are lower than in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), therefore its cultivation was given up for decades in Hungary. Millet is a suitable raw material for the production of pasta products without using eggs and it has other advantageous physiological effects, therefore its cultivation in Hungary is expected again. Millet is a gluten free cereal so it is not able to create viscoelastic protein network. During the biochemical studies the activity of enzymes (peroxidase, polyphenol oxidase) influencing the colour of the flour, flour mixtures (T. aestivum L., Triticum durum L., P. miliaceum L.), and pasta products were examined. Oxidoreductases in wheat flour have always been of interest to cereal chemists. The effects of peroxidase (EC 1.11.1.7) (POX) are much less thoroughly documented, although they are reported to have a relatively high level of activity in different flours. These days there are also insufficient research data on how the millet in dry pasta modifies the enzyme activity and the storage stability and shelf life of dry pasta products.

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A study on the germination of five Vicia faba cultivars exposed to polyethylene glycol-induced water stress indicated that cv Giza 40 showed the highest germination capacity and cv Giza 667 the lowest. The effect of low soil water content was studied on the plant growth, photosynthetic pigment content, organic solutes, relative water content (RWC), lipid peroxidation, membrane stability index (MSI), and the catalase (CAT) and peroxidase (POX) activity in the leaves of 21-day-old Vicia faba cv Giza 40 and cv Giza 667 plants. With respect to dry weight (DW), drought caused a greater decrease in cv Giza 667 than in cv Giza 40, indicating that cv Giza 40 was more tolerant of low soil water content. Drought decreased the Chl a, Chl b and carotenoid contents and the Chl a/b and carotenoid/Chl a+b ratios in the leaves of cv Giza 667, while in cv Giza 40 a significant increase in these pigment parameters was observed under drought stress. Drought caused a decrease in RWC and MSI and an increase in the lipid peroxidation level and in the catalase (CAT) and peroxidase (POX) activity in both the cultivars, but the decline in RWC and MSI and the increase in lipid peroxidation level in response to drought stress were greater in cv Giza 667 than in cv Giza 40. The CAT and POX activities were higher in Giza 40 than in Giza 667 under both control and drought conditions. Drought induced the accumulation of soluble sugars, soluble proteins, free amino acids and proline in both cultivars. However, this accumulation was lower in cv Giza 667 than in the more tolerant cv Giza 40. These results indicate that cv Giza 40 showed better protection against drought-induced oxidative stress through higher CAT and POX activities and osmolyte concentrations than cv Giza 667.

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248 258 Chen, E. L., Chen, Y. A., Chen, L. M., Liu, Z. H. (2002) Effect of copper on peroxidase activity and lignin content in Raphanus sativus . Plant Physiol. Biochem

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-bound peroxidase activities with growth in anoxiatreated rice ( Oryza sativa L.) coleoptiles and roots . Plant Sci. 106 : 1 – 7 . Lin , C.C. , Kao , C.H. 2001 . Cell wall

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, J. ( 2005 ): Complexes of horseradish peroxidase with formate, acetate, and carbon monoxide . Biochemistry-US, , 44 , 635 – 642 . Chen , Z

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. Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology 1998 Bhattacharya, S., Datta, A. K. (1971) A comparative study of the peroxidases from

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