Diversity of selenium functions in health and disease by Regina Brigelius-Flohe, Helmut Sies

By Regina Brigelius-Flohe, Helmut Sies

Named after Selene, Greek goddess of the moon, selenium (Se) has moved has moved from being considered a toxicant to being thought of a necessary nutrient with the aptitude to minimize melanoma possibility within the span of 7 many years. Diversity of Selenium services in wellbeing and fitness and Disease specializes in present wisdom of elements of Se learn correct to its scientific use, and especially to chemoprevention of melanoma. It covers how Se is built-in into selenoproteins, selenium compounds with person features and twin capabilities, and unforeseen hyperlinks to Se corresponding to with diabetes. The textual content ends with a dialogue of polymorphisms and mutations in genes of selenoproteins.

The chapters elucidate why experiences undertaken to avoid illnesses with selenium ended with disappointing results and sometimes with the other consequence, i.e. sickness promoting. They express that profit, failure, or unwanted effects rely on:

  • The chemical shape and dose of selenium
  • The selenium prestige of the person eating selenium
  • The capability of selenium shape to function a resource for selenoprotein biosynthesis
  • The functionality of selenoproteins reacting to a transformation within the selenium status
  • The level of the affliction (mainly melanoma) on the time aspect of intervention
  • The genetic historical past of people to be treated

Bringing jointly the gathered facts relating to selenium biochemistry, the e-book covers facets now not present in to be had normal monographs. The slender specialize in clinical makes use of of Se is helping unravel the current confusion approximately strength merits and dangers of selenium in human health and wellbeing. The publication grants a fantastic medical foundation for max use of selenium in fighting or treating human illnesses and answering the questions: Why is selenium crucial? How a lot is needed? What are the well-being effects of low selenium and will selenium decrease melanoma risk?

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Thus, the totality of available clinical evidence indicates that Se can reduce cancer risk for individuals of lowto-adequate Se status defined by plasma Se in the range of 70–106 ng/ml. 7 Is Selenium Safe? , 1989a,b). Local soils were found to contain nearly 8 ppm Se; coal contained as much as 84,000 ppm Se (ash was used to amend agricultural soils); locally produced foods contained the highest concentrations of Se ever reported. Drinking water, leaching through seleniferous coal seams, contained >50 ppb Se.

2004). As an alternative pathway, SeHcy reacts with another O-phosphohomoserine to form selenohomolanthionine (SeHLan) in Se-enriched Japanese pungent radish (Raphanus sativus L. cv. , 2007). Consequently, some Se-accumulating plants accumulated Se as selenocystathionine or SeHLan. , 2004). Plant-specific selenoamino acids, such as MeSeCys and GluMeSeCys, are also nutritional sources of Se. , 1985). , 2008). 3). , 2011). , 2011). However, the biological role of this unique selenoamino acid is still ambiguous.

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