Selenium

Its Molecular Biology and Role in Human Health

Editors: Hatfield, Dolph L., Berry, Marla J., Gladyshev, Vadim N. (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of the health benefits of Selenium
  • Brings the research on selenium up-to-date
  • Explains how selenium becomes a protein
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Many health benefits have been attributed to selenium that include preventing various forms of cancer (e.g., colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer), heart disease and other cardiovascular and muscle disorders, inhibiting viral expression, delaying the progression of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, slowing the aging process, and having roles in mammalian development, including male reproduction and immune function. The purpose of the book is the same as the first two volumes which is to bring an up to date status of current research in the rapidly developing selenium field centered around the health benefits attributed to this element and how this element makes its way into protein.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • History of Selenium Research

    Arnér, Elias S. J.

    Pages 1-19

  • Selenocysteine Biosynthesis and the Replacement of Selenocysteine with Cysteine in the Pathway

    Xu, Xue-Ming (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

  • Molecular Mechanism of Eukaryotic Selenocysteine Incorporation

    Howard, Michael T. (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • SECIS-Binding Proteins Regulate the Expression of the Selenoproteome

    Driscoll, Donna M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • A Ribosomal Perspective on the Mechanism of Selenocysteine Incorporation

    Caban, Kelvin (et al.)

    Pages 61-72

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1025-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9445-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selenium
Book Subtitle
Its Molecular Biology and Role in Human Health
Editors
  • Dolph L. Hatfield
  • Marla J. Berry
  • Vadim N. Gladyshev
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1025-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1025-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9445-5
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXVI, 598
Topics