Nuchanat Wutipraditkul, Associate Professor,Ph.D.

Nuchanat Wutipraditkul, Associate Professor,Ph.D.

B.Sc.,  Mahidol University
M.Sc., Chulalongkorn University
Ph.D.,  Nagoya University, Japan

Office: Room 724, Science 10 Building
Phone: 662-218-5439
Fax:      662-218-5418
Email: nuchanat.W@chula.ac.th,
            cyano44@hotmail.com

Research

Plant growth is affected by various environmental abiotic stresses, including hyper- and hypo-osmotic salt concentration, temperature extremes, drought or flood, and light levels. Exposure of plants to these abiotic stresses results in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as byproducts such as superoxide radical (O2˙−), the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and the hydroxyl radical (OH˙). ROS can cause damage to DNA, proteins, lipids, chlorophyll, and almost every other organic constituent of the living cell.

However, as well as acting as toxic compounds in the cell, they also act as mediators in the induction of stress tolerance, as well as in disease resistance. Thus, to detoxify ROS to prevent the stress tolerance or immune induction signal and response, which is debilitating or lethal to healthy cells, a highly efficient antioxidant defense system is present in all multicellular organisms, including plant cells. 

The objective of our labs was to evaluate the effect of abiotic stress on antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes in plants, and also to visualize the relationship between some response genesand abiotic stress.

Recent Publications

Publications

  • Wutipraditkul, N.; Wongwean, P.; Buaboocha, T.. Alleviation of salt-induced oxidative stress in rice seedlings by proline and/or glycinebetaine, Biologia Plantarum 2015, 59 (3), 547-553.
  • Chinpongpanich A, Wutipraditkul N, Thairat S, Buaboocha T., Biophysical characterization of calmodulin and calmodulin-like proteins from rice, Oryza sativa LActa Biochim Biophys Sin 2011, 43, 867-876.
  • Wutipraditkul, N., Boonkomrat, S., and Buaboocha, T., Cloning and Characterization of Catalases from Rice, Oryza sativa LBiosci, Biotechnol, Biochem 2011, 75 (10), 1900-1906.

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  1. Wutipraditkul, N.; Wongwean, P.; Buaboocha, T.. Alleviation of salt-induced oxidative stress in rice seedlings by proline and/or glycinebetaine, Biologia Plantarum 2015, 59 (3), 547-553.
  2. Chinpongpanich A, Wutipraditkul N, Thairat S, Buaboocha T., Biophysical characterization of calmodulin and calmodulin-like proteins from rice, Oryza sativa LActa Biochim Biophys Sin 2011, 43, 867-876.
  3. Wutipraditkul, N., Boonkomrat, S., and Buaboocha, T., Cloning and Characterization of Catalases from Rice, Oryza sativa LBiosci, Biotechnol, Biochem 2011, 75 (10), 1900-1906.