© 1994

Selenium in Biology and Human Health

  • Raymond F. Burk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Raymond F. Burk
    Pages 1-7
  3. Dolph L. Hatfield, In Soon Choi, Takeshi Ohama, Jae-Eon Jung, Alan M. Diamond
    Pages 25-44
  4. Harvey J. Cohen, Nelly Avissar
    Pages 79-91
  5. Kristina E. Hill
    Pages 151-167
  6. Clement Ip, Howard E. Ganther
    Pages 169-180
  7. Yiming Xia, Jianhua Piao, Kristina E. Hill, Raymond F. Burk
    Pages 181-196
  8. 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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond F. Burk
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology Department of Medicine School of MedicineVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Selenium in Biology and Human Health
  • Editors Raymond F. Burk
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94080-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7597-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-2592-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
    Biochemistry, general
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