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Trends in selenium biochemistry

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Covering: 1934 to early 2002.

The biochemistry of selenium-containing natural products, including selenoproteins, is reviewed up to May 2002. Particular emphasis is placed on the assimilation of selenium from inorganic and organic selenium sources for selenoprotein synthesis, the catalytic role of selenium in enzymes, and medical implications of an unbalanced selenium supply. The review contains 393 references on key discoveries and recent progress.

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The article was received on 14 Jun 2002 and first published on 09 Oct 2002

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B205802M
Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002,19, 693-718

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    Trends in selenium biochemistry

    M. Birringer, S. Pilawa and L. Flohé, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2002, 19, 693
    DOI: 10.1039/B205802M

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