Selenium induces changes in the selenocysteine tRNA[Ser]Sec population in mammalian cells.


Two isoacceptors of selenocysteine tRNA[Ser]Sec are present in higher vertebrates which are responsible for donating selenocysteine to protein. One such selenocysteine containing protein, glutathione peroxidase, requires selenium for its translation and transcription. Since tRNA[Ser]Sec is a critical component of the glutathione peroxidase translational… (More)