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  • noun Plural form of selenoprotein.


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  • Selenium is a micronutrient contained by 25 proteins inside the body - called selenoproteins, most of which are enzymes that have antioxidant properties, and prevent cellular damage caused by the by-products of oxygen metabolism.

    Softpedia News - Global 2010

  • Researchers also discovered the first known animal to lack genes to produce selenoproteins, a type of protein needed to get rid of excess selenium in the body, in the fruit fly species Drosophila willistoni.

    Massive decoding effort reveals fruit fly DNA 2007

  • The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store amp;34; 2010

  • Other selenoproteins help regulate thyroid function and play a role in the immune system, DNA repair, and the detoxification of heavy metals.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store amp;34; 2010

  • Taken together, our results show that TH positively affects the serum selenium status and regulates the expression of several selenoproteins.

    Elites TV PLoS ONE 2010

  • Furthermore, TH affected the mRNA levels for several enzymes involved in selenoprotein biosynthesis as well as serum selenoprotein P concentrations and the expression of other antioxidative selenoproteins.

    Elites TV PLoS ONE 2010

  • Other selenoproteins-proteins which store, carry, or utilize Se-are involved in thyroid hormone metabolism, muscle function, male fertility, and immune regulation.

    Netvouz - new bookmarks 2010

  • The reason for this is that selenium is included in proteins to make selenoproteins, significant antioxidant enzymes.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en] 2009

  • 87 Selenium is incor-porated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store amp;34; 2010


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