Selenium: A Potent Natural Antioxidant

  • Mohinder Bansal
  • Naveen Kaushal


Selenium element description is included in this collection, as this essential element acts as a potent antioxidant through the selenoproteins and also its deficiency is linked in various pathological conditions. However, at high level, it acts as toxic but is not of interest in the present write-up. Here we have described the characteristics of various selenoproteins known till today and discussed there possible functions. In the end, epidemiological consideration of the selenium is discussed as per literature.


Glutathione Peroxidase Selenium Supplementation Selenium Status Keshan Disease SECIS Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohinder Bansal
    • 1
  • Naveen Kaushal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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