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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(2), 543;

Determination of Proteinaceous Selenocysteine in Selenized Yeast

Institute of Analytical Sciences, IPREM, UMR 5254, CNRS-UPPA, Hélioparc, 2 Avenue Angot, 64053 Pau, France
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Received: 26 December 2017 / Revised: 29 January 2018 / Accepted: 31 January 2018 / Published: 11 February 2018
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A method for the quantitation of proteinaceous selenocysteine (SeCys) in Se-rich yeast was developed. The method is based on the reduction of the Se-Se and S-Se bridges with dithiotretiol, derivatization with iodoacetamide (carbamidomethylation), followed by HPLC-ICP MS. The chromatographic conditions were optimized for the total recovery of the proteinaceous selenocysteine, the minimum number of peaks in the chromatogram (reduction of derivatization products of other Se-species present) and the baseline separation. A typical chromatogram of a proteolytic digest of selenized yeast protein consisted of up to five peaks (including SeMet, carbamidomethylated (CAM)-SeCys, and Se(CAM)2) identified by retention time matching with available standards and electrospray MS. Inorganic selenium non-specifically attached to proteins and selenomethionine could be quantified (in the form of Se(CAM)2) along with SeCys. Selenocysteine, selenomethionine, inorganic selenium, and the water soluble-metabolite fraction accounted for the totality of selenium species in Se-rich yeast. View Full-Text
Keywords: selenized yeast; selenocysteine; HPLC-ICP MS; HPLC-ESI MS selenized yeast; selenocysteine; HPLC-ICP MS; HPLC-ESI MS

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Bierla, K.; Lobinski, R.; Szpunar, J. Determination of Proteinaceous Selenocysteine in Selenized Yeast. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 543.

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