The organ distribution of selenium in German adults

  title={The organ distribution of selenium in German adults},
  author={Oskar Oster and Gabriele Schmiedel and Winfried Prellwitz},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
The selenium concentrations were determined in liver, kidney, skeletal muscle, heart, brain, prostate, testis, bile, lung, and spleen of German traffic accident victims. In addition the nitrogen and phosphorus contents were determined in the same organs and tissues. On a per-weight unit basis, the highest selenium concentration was found in kidney. However, this corresponds to only 4% of the total body selenium. Most of the whole body selenium (50%) is present in skeletal muscle, which thus… CONTINUE READING
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