The recent discovery that mammalian thioredoxin reductase is a selenoprotein furnishes an additional explanation of the mutual sparing roles of selenium and vitamin E in cellular antioxidant systems. Thioredoxin reductases isolated from human lung adenocarcinoma cells, human Jurkat T-cells and HeLa cells contain selenocysteine which is located in a C-terminal tripeptide, -Cys-SeCys-Gly.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1995|
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- Molecular Medicine
- Clinical Biochemistry