Deficiency of Selenium in Inhabitants of Highly Polluted Area of North-West Bohemia

  • J. Kvíčala
  • V. Zamrazil
  • B. Tlučhoř


Essential role of selenium (Se) for animals and man has been well established during the past three decades. Se is genetically incorporated into active centre of some enzymes, i.e. four glutathione peroxidases which are parts of antioxidative defence system (1), and iodothyronine 5′deiodinase I, which plays a substantial role in thyroid hormone regulation (2).


Selenium Concentration Keshan Disease Serum Selenium Concentration Urine Selenium Thyroid Hormone Regulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kvíčala
    • 1
  • V. Zamrazil
    • 1
  • B. Tlučhoř
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EndocrinologyPraha 1Czech Republic
  2. 2.Immunotech a.s.Praha 10Czech Republic

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