Selenium in Children with Acute Leukaemia During Selenium Chemotherapy
In animals selenium was reported to show an inhibitory effect on carcinogenesis and to reduce the growth rate of tumors (Shamberger 1979). Epidemiological studies led to the hypothesis of an inverse correlation between average daily selenium intake and human cancer mortality in some countries (Clark 1985; Burk 1986).
KeywordsGlutathione Selenium Hydride Thrombocytopenia Spectrophotometry
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