Special Issue "Dietary Selenium and Human Health"


A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lutz Schomburg
Institut für Experimentelle Endokrinologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CVK, Südring 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany
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E-Mail: lutz.schomburg@charite.de

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


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  • cancer
  • immune system
  • infectious disease
  • inflammatory disease
  • biomarkers
  • deficiency
  • selenosis
  • systems biology
  • genetics
  • SNPs
  • mutations
  • neurobiology

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p. 1494-1537
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Nutrients 2015, 7(3), 1494-1537; doi:10.3390/nu7031494 (registering DOI)
Received: 12 January 2015 / Revised: 23 January 2015 / Accepted: 5 February 2015 / Published: 27 February 2015
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p. 608-624
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Nutrients 2015, 7(1), 608-624; doi:10.3390/nu7010608
Received: 12 September 2014 / Accepted: 7 January 2015 / Published: 15 January 2015
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Nutrients 2014, 6(11), 5061-5078; doi:10.3390/nu6115061
Received: 28 July 2014 / Revised: 13 September 2014 / Accepted: 15 October 2014 / Published: 13 November 2014
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