Selenium: from cancer prevention to DNA damage.

  title={Selenium: from cancer prevention to DNA damage.},
  author={Lucia Medvecov{\'a} Letavayov{\'a} and Viera Vl{\vc}kov{\'a} and Jela Brozmanov{\'a}},
  volume={227 1-2},
Selenium (Se) is a dietary essential trace element with important biological roles. Accumulating evidence indicates that Se compounds possess anticancer properties. Se is specifically incorporated into proteins in the form of selenocysteine and non-specifically incorporated as selenomethionine in place of methionine. The effects of Se compounds on cells are strictly compositional and concentration-dependent. At supranutritional dietary levels, Se can prevent the development of many types of… CONTINUE READING


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