Selenium and inflammation: underlying anti-inflammatory mechanisms.

  title={Selenium and inflammation: underlying anti-inflammatory mechanisms.},
  author={Leonidas H. Duntas},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  volume={41 6},
The essential trace element selenium (Se), in the form of selenoproteins, plays a pivotal role in the antioxidant defense system of the cell. There is evidence that Se may confer benefits in patients with inflammatory disease and even infectious diseases like HIV. Furthermore, in patients with severe sepsis, characterized by an increase in reactive oxygen species and low endogenous anti-oxidative capacity, as well as in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome, Se supplementation… CONTINUE READING
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