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Title Selenium : its molecular biology and role in human health / edited by Dolph L. Hatfield, Marla J. Berry, and Vadim N. Gladyshev
Edition Second edition
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 419 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Selenium: A historical perspective; Selenium metabolism in prokaryotes; Mammalian and other eukaryotic selenocysteine tRNAs; Evolution of selenocysteine decoding and the key role of selenophosphate synthetase in the pathway of selenium utilization; SECIS RNAs and K-turn binding proteins. A survey of evolutionary conserved RNA and protein motifs; SECIS binding proteins and eukaryotic selenoprotein synthesis; The importance of subcellular localization of SBP2 and EFsec for selenoprotein synthesis; Selenocysteine biosynthesis and incorporation may require supramolecular complexes
Summary Provides an in-depth understanding of the molecular biology of selenium and how this element makes its way into protein. Selenium is an essential trace element in the diet of humans and many other life forms. This book emphasises on the status of the molecular biology of selenium. It also highlights the importance of this element in human health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Selenium in human nutrition.
Selenium -- Health aspects.
Selenium -- Physiological effect.
Selenium -- physiology.
Proteins -- metabolism.
Selenium -- deficiency.
Selenium -- therapeutic use.
Form Electronic book
Author Hatfield, Dolph L.
LC no. 2006924112
ISBN 0387338268 (Cloth)
9780387338262 (Cloth)