© 2012


Its Molecular Biology and Role in Human Health

  • Dolph L. Hatfield
  • Marla J. Berry
  • Vadim N. Gladyshev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Elias S. J. Arnér
    Pages 1-19
  3. Selenocysteine Biosynthesis and Incorporation into Protein

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Xue-Ming Xu, Anton A. Turanov, Bradley A. Carlson, Min-Hyuk Yoo, Vadim N. Gladyshev, Dolph L. Hatfield
      Pages 23-31
    3. Michael T. Howard, Jonathan N. Gonzales-Flores, Paul R. Copeland
      Pages 33-46
    4. Donna M. Driscoll, Jodi L. Bubenik
      Pages 47-59
    5. Erik L. Ruggles, Gregg W. Snider, Robert J. Hondal
      Pages 73-83
    6. Louise White, Sergi Castellano
      Pages 85-93
    7. Hisaaki Mihara, Nobuyoshi Esaki
      Pages 95-105
  4. Selenoproteins and Selenoproteins in Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Vadim N. Gladyshev
      Pages 109-123
    3. Stefano M. Marino, Vadim N. Gladyshev, Alexander Dikiy
      Pages 125-136
    4. Jun Lu, Arne Holmgren
      Pages 153-165
    5. Leopold Flohé, Regina Brigelius-Flohé
      Pages 167-180
    6. Matilde Maiorino, Valentina Bosello, Giorgio Cozza, Antonella Roveri, Stefano Toppo, Fulvio Ursini
      Pages 181-195
    7. Mariclair A. Reeves, Marla J. Berry
      Pages 197-203
    8. Josef Köhrle, Ulrich Schweizer, Lutz Schomburg
      Pages 205-219
    9. Dmitri E. Fomenko
      Pages 221-234

About this book


The selenium field has grown dramatically in the years since the first edition of Selenium: Its Molecular Biology and Role in Human Health was published in 2001. All aspects of selenium biology have advanced with many new approaches and insights into the biochemical, molecular, genetic, and health areas of this intriguing element. The third edition of Selenium: Its Molecular Biology and Role in Human Health brings readers up to date and informs them of the present knowledge of the molecular biology of selenium, its incorporation into proteins as selenocysteine, and the role that this element and selenium-containing proteins (selenoproteins) play in health and development.

The current edition will be an important resource for scientists and investigators in the selenium field, students, and physicians who wish to learn more about this fascinating micronutrient.

Editors and affiliations

  • Dolph L. Hatfield
    • 1
  • Marla J. Berry
    • 2
  • Vadim N. Gladyshev
    • 3
  1. 1.National Cancer Institute, Basic Research LaboratoryNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.University of Hawaii, MonoaHonoluluUSA
  3. 3., Division of Genetics, Department of MediBrigham and Women’s Hospital and HarvardBostonUSA

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