Selenium metabolism in zebrafish: multiplicity of selenoprotein genes and expression of a protein containing 17 selenocysteine residues.

@article{Kryukov2000SeleniumMI,
  title={Selenium metabolism in zebrafish: multiplicity of selenoprotein genes and expression of a protein containing 17 selenocysteine residues.},
  author={Gregory V. Kryukov and Vadim N. Gladyshev},
  journal={Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 12},
  pages={1049-60}
}
BACKGROUND Fish are an important source of selenium in human nutrition and the zebrafish is a potentially useful model organism for the study of selenium metabolism and its role in biology and medicine. Selenium is present in vertebrate proteins in the form of selenocysteine (Sec), the 21st natural amino acid in protein which is encoded by UGA. RESULTS We report here the detection of 18 zebrafish genes for Sec-containing proteins. We found two zebrafish orthologs of human SelT, glutathione… CONTINUE READING

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