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Maternal Selenium and Developmental Programming

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Department of Nutritional Physiology and Feeding, Faculty of Animal Science, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos, 11855 Athens, Greece
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Department of Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Faculty of Animal Science, Agricultural University of Athens, 11855 Athens, Greece
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Antioxidants 2019, 8(5), 145; https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox8050145
Received: 10 April 2019 / Revised: 15 May 2019 / Accepted: 23 May 2019 / Published: 25 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selenium and Animal Health)
Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element of fundamental importance to health due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and chemopreventive properties, attributed to its presence within at least 25 selenoproteins (Sel). In this review, we describe some of the recent progress, in our understanding, on the impact of maternal Se intake during the periconceptional period on offspring development and health. Maternal nutrition affects the performance and health of the progeny, and both maternal and offspring Se supplementations are essential for the optimal health and antioxidant protection of the offspring. The case of Se in epigenetic programming and early life nutrition is also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: embryonic development; maternal nutrition; periconceptional period; progeny; selenium; selenoproteins embryonic development; maternal nutrition; periconceptional period; progeny; selenium; selenoproteins
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Pappas, A.C.; Zoidis, E.; Chadio, S.E. Maternal Selenium and Developmental Programming. Antioxidants 2019, 8, 145.

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