Journal Article

<i>Mentha piperita</i> essential oil induces apoptosis in yeast associated with both cytosolic and mitochondrial ROS-mediated damage

Patrícia Ferreira, Teresa Cardoso, Filipa Ferreira, Manuel Fernandes-Ferreira, Peter Piper and Maria João Sousa

in FEMS Yeast Research

Volume 14, issue 7, pages 1006-1014
Published in print November 2014 |
Published online August 2014 | e-ISSN: 1567-1364 | DOI:

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Essential oil from Mentha piperata induces both cytosolic and mitochondrial ROS-mediated damage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, resulting in apoptotic cell death that can be reverted by increased expression of Sod1p, Sod2p and Ctt1p.

Keywords: aromatic and medicinal plants; programmed cell death; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; oxidative stress; menthol

Journal Article.  4577 words.  Illustrated.

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