Selenoproteins in Archaea and Gram-positive bacteria.

  title={Selenoproteins in Archaea and Gram-positive bacteria.},
  author={Tilmann Stock and Michael Rother},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1790 11},
Selenium is an essential trace element for many organisms by serving important catalytic roles in the form of the 21st co-translationally inserted amino acid selenocysteine. It is mostly found in redox-active proteins in members of all three domains of life and analysis of the ever-increasing number of genome sequences has facilitated identification of the encoded selenoproteins. Available data from biochemical, sequence, and structure analyses indicate that Gram-positive bacteria synthesize… CONTINUE READING