Catalytic activity of selenomethionine in removing amino acid, peptide, and protein hydroperoxides.

@article{Rahmanto2011CatalyticAO,
  title={Catalytic activity of selenomethionine in removing amino acid, peptide, and protein hydroperoxides.},
  author={Aldwin Suryo Rahmanto and Michael J Davies},
  journal={Free radical biology & medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={2288-99}
}
Selenium is a critical trace element, with deficiency associated with numerous diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Selenomethionine (SeMet; a selenium analogue of the amino acid methionine, Met) is a major form of organic selenium and an important dietary source of selenium for selenoprotein synthesis in vivo. As selenium compounds can be readily oxidized and reduced, and selenocysteine residues play a critical role in the catalytic activity of the key protective… CONTINUE READING