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Selenium is an essential trace element for animals. It is biologically active as selenocysteine in the active centre of selenoproteins with enzymatic functions. Incorporation of selenocysteine occurs on the basis of genetic expression and selenium is the only trace element under direct genetic control. Selenocysteine can be considered the 21st amino acid(More)
Biosynthesis of cholesteryl 14-methylhexadecanoate, cholesteryl palmitate and cholesteryl stearate was studied in the liver of rats bearing the Walker 256 carcinoma. Zajdela hepatoma and during chemical carcinogenesis following the administration of benzo[a]-pyrene. An up to 9-fold enhanced production of all these esters was found in liver homogenate during(More)
In a group of 360 people aged 6-65 years of both sexes from the Znojmo area the author investigated the selenium status and intake by serum analyses (246 cases), urine analyses (356 cases) and hair analyses (28 analyses in middle-aged men). By correlation analysis the author investigated the relationship of selenium and metabolic and peripheral thyroid(More)
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