Luminol luminescence induced by oxidants in antioxidant-deficient yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Biochem Mol Biol Int. 1998 Jun; 45(1):191-203.BM
Luminol chemiluminescence induced in the presence of yeast cells and yeast cell homogenates was significantly induced by exogenous oxidants (hydrogen peroxide and menadione). tert-Butyl hydroperoxide did not stimulate chemiluminescence by itself but augmented menadione-induced chemiluminescence. Comparison of yeast strains deficient in catalase, superoxide dismutase or glutathione showed that only glutathione-deficient strains showed elevated chemiluminescence in this system. These results support the idea that more reactive species than hydrogen peroxide and superoxide are critical in the induction of luminol chemiluminescence.