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Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health

Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health [English]
Süheyla Gonca
Med-Science. 2013; 2(3): 649-64
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Abstract
Selenium is an fundamental importance to human health. It is an essential trace element for major metabolic pathways, since selenium is an essential component of Glutathione peroxidase enzyme. Diet is the main source of selenium. Selenoproteins in mammalian cells indicated that essential role of selenium in the body’s antioxidant defense system.

Key words: selenium; trace element; antioxidant; selenoproteins

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Pubmed StyleGonca S. Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health. Med-Science. 2013; 2(3): 649-64. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063


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AMA (American Medical Association) StyleGonca S. Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health. Med-Science. 2013; 2(3): 649-64. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063


Vancouver/ICMJE StyleGonca S. Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health. Med-Science. (2013), [cited January 12, 2014]; 2(3): 649-64. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063


Harvard StyleGonca, S. (2013) Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health. Med-Science, 2 (3), 649-64. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063


Turabian StyleGonca, Süheyla. 2013. Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health. Medicine Science | International Medical Journal, 2 (3), 649-64. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063


Chicago StyleGonca, Süheyla. “Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health.” Medicine Science | International Medical Journal 2 (2013), 649-64. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063


MLA (The Modern Language Association) StyleGonca, Süheyla. “Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health.” Medicine Science | International Medical Journal 2.3 (2013), 649-64. Print. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063


APA (American Psychological Association) StyleGonca, S. (2013) Selenium: a micronutrient essential for maintaining human health. Medicine Science | International Medical Journal, 2 (3), 649-64. doi:10.5455/medscience.2013.02.8063

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