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Selenium in Biology and Human Health

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Raymond F. Burk
    Pages 1-7
  3. Selenocysteine tRNA[Ser]Sec Isoacceptors as Central Components in Selenoprotein Biosynthesis in Eukaryotes

    • Dolph L. Hatfield, In Soon Choi, Takeshi Ohama, Jae-Eon Jung, Alan M. Diamond
    Pages 25-44
  4. Extracellular Glutathione Peroxidase:A Distinct Selenoprotein

    • Harvey J. Cohen, Nelly Avissar
    Pages 79-91
  5. Selenium Status and Glutathione Metabolism

    • Kristina E. Hill
    Pages 151-167
  6. Novel Strategies in Selenium Cancer Chemoprevention Research

    • Clement Ip, Howard E. Ganther
    Pages 169-180
  7. Keshan Disease and Selenium Status of Populations in China

    • Yiming Xia, Jianhua Piao, Kristina E. Hill, Raymond F. Burk
    Pages 181-196
  8. Nationwide Selenium Supplementation in Finland— Effects on Diet, Blood and Tissue Levels, and Health

    • Pertti Varo, Georg Alfthan, Jussi K. Huttunen, Antti Aro
    Pages 197-218
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 219-221

About this book

Selenium plays a fascinating and still poorly understood role in the function of living cells and therefore in human health. Starting with investigations over 60 years ago into its role as a toxic agent in livestock disease, selenium studies have progressed rapidly with the application of tools from immunology and molecular biology. Selenium is now known to be important in human and animal nutrition, has been discovered as a structural component of so-called selenoproteins, and may play a number of physiological roles, ranging from cancer protection to hormone metabolism. Selenium in Biology and Human Health presents research syntheses on a range of topics involving selenium, written by specialists from around the world. It will be of interest to cell biologists and physiologists, nutritional scientists, and animal health researchers.

Keywords

  • bacteria
  • biology
  • cancer
  • cell
  • immunology
  • metabolism
  • mitochondria
  • molecular biology
  • nutrition
  • prevention
  • protein
  • proteins
  • regulation
  • synthesis
  • tissue
  • ecotoxicology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Division of Gastroenterology Department of Medicine School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA

    Raymond F. Burk

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Selenium in Biology and Human Health

  • Editors: Raymond F. Burk

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2592-8

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4612-7597-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4612-2592-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 221

  • Topics: Cell Biology, Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry

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