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Nutrients 2017, 9(1), 22;

Dietary Selenium and Human Health

Institute for Experimental Endocrinology, Charité Medical University Berlin, Suedring 10, CVK, D-13353 Berlin, Germany
Received: 22 December 2016 / Accepted: 23 December 2016 / Published: 30 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Selenium and Human Health)
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Next year (2017), the micronutrient Selenium (Se) is celebrating its birthday—i.e., 200 years after first being identified by the Swedish chemist Jöns Jakob Berzelius. Despite its impressive age, research into the functions of this essential trace element is very alive and reaching out for new horizons. This special issue presents some recent fascinating, exciting, and promising developments in Se research in the form of eight original contributions and seven review articles. Collectively, aspects of Se supply, biochemical, physiological, and chemotherapeutic effects, and geobiological interactions are covered by leading scientists in the areas of nutritional, basic, and clinical research. It is obvious from the contributions that the bicentennial anniversary will celebrate a micronutrient still in its infancy with respect to being understood in terms of its biomedical importance. View Full-Text
Keywords: selenium; selenoprotein; micronutrient; essential trace element; supplement; nutrigenomics; selenosis; hidden hunger; biogeochemistry selenium; selenoprotein; micronutrient; essential trace element; supplement; nutrigenomics; selenosis; hidden hunger; biogeochemistry

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