Selenium in Biology and Medicine

  • Albrecht Wendel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Biochemistry of Selenoproteins and Selenium Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. A. Sunde, M. S. Saedi, S. A. B. Knight, C. G. Smith, J. K. Evenson
      Pages 8-13
    3. D. Behne, H. Hilmert, S. Scheid, H. Gessner, A. Kyriakopoulos, W. Elger
      Pages 14-20
    4. P. D. Whanger, J. T. Deagen, J. A. Butler, M. A. Beilstein
      Pages 21-24
    5. B. Åkesson, B. Mårtensson
      Pages 33-37
    6. A. Jung, B. Fritsch, A. Dieckmann, B. Bleiholder, R. Otchwemah
      Pages 38-42
    7. H. Tanaka, T. Oikawa, M. Sugimoto, N. Esaki, K. Soda
      Pages 43-46
    8. A. Holmgren, S. Kumar
      Pages 47-51
    9. H. W. van der Torre, J. Veenstra, H. van de Pol, H. van Steenbrugge, S. Pelupessy, G. Schaafsma et al.
      Pages 60-62
  3. Influences of Selenium on the Metabolism of Animals and Man

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. R. Reiter, R. Otter, H.-M. Haney, A. Wendel
      Pages 85-89

About these proceedings


In July, 1988, more than 300 scientists from 29 different countries gathered at Tiibingen, W. Germany, in order to spend 4 days discussing their favourite trace element, selenium. This meeting continued the good tradition of three previous meetings held in Corvallis/Oregon, 1976, in Lubbock/Texas, 1980, and in Beijing/China, in 1984. Incidentally, the University of Tiibingen provided a unique historical background for a Symposium devoted to recent advances in biochemistry, pharmacology, human nutrition and human health; here, the first independent depart­ ment of Physiological Chemistry in Germany was founded in 1845. Pro­ fessor H9Ppe-Seyler elucidated here the hemin structure and his student Friedrich Miescher discovered the nucleic acids. This book contains one-half of the oral or poster presentations which were selected before the meeting was held on the basis of a one­ page abstract. It is the reader who will have to decide whether this time­ consuming policy of quality assessment was warranted or not.


biochemistry chemistry medicine metabolism proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Albrecht Wendel
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für BiologieUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74423-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74421-1
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