Selenium-containing amino acids as direct and indirect antioxidants.

  title={Selenium-containing amino acids as direct and indirect antioxidants.},
  author={Aldwin Suryo Rahmanto and Michael J Davies},
  journal={IUBMB life},
  volume={64 11},
Selenium is a trace element essential for normal physiological processes. Organic selenium-containing amino acids, such as selenocysteine (Sec) / selenocystine and selenomethionine (SeMet, the major dietary form), can provide antioxidant benefits by acting both as direct antioxidants as well as a source of selenium for synthesis of selenium-dependent antioxidant and repair proteins (e.g., glutathione peroxidases, thioredoxin reductases, methionine sulfoxide reductases). The direct antioxidant… CONTINUE READING
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