Special Issue "Dietary Selenium and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
Prof. Dr. Lutz Schomburg
Institut für Experimentelle Endokrinologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CVK, Südring 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany
Interests: minerals and trace elements; selenoproteins; hormones; endocrine feedback; thyroid gland; sexual dimorphisms; biomarkers; diabetes mellitus; inflammation; autoimmunity
Selenium (Se) is surely the most fascinating of all trace elements. During translation, it finds its way into specific positions essential for the catalytic activity of selenoproteins by being directed via the genetic code. It is unequally distributed in soils used for agriculture causing grossly varying Se status of different populations. There are thus both genetic and environmental aspects to be considered when discussing the importance of Se for health and disease.
This Special Issue will try to provide a broad overview by inviting original research and review articles on the following topics:
- Se/selenoproteins and cancer
- Se/selenoproteins and the immune system
- Se/selenoproteins and infectious diseases
- Se/selenoproteins and inflammatory diseases
- Se/selenoproteins and biomarkers (deficiency versus selenosis)
- Se/selenoproteins and systems biology of Se
- Se/selenoproteins and genetics (SNPs and mutations)
- biological and biogeochemical pathways of Se
- novel techniques for assessing selenoprotein functions and activities
- biomedical effects of Se supplementations
- neurobiology of Se
- selenocompounds-specific activities
- interactions of Se with other macro- and micronutrients
Prof. Dr. Lutz Schomburg
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- immune system
- infectious disease
- inflammatory disease
- systems biology