chapter  10
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Dietary Factors in the Regulation of Selenoprotein Biosynthesis

The human genome contains 25 genes that encode about 30 selenoproteins [1]. The functions are more or less known for glutathione peroxidases, deiodinases, thioredoxin reductases, selenoprotein P, and selenophosphate synthetase-2, whereas the function of the remaining selenoproteins remains mainly unclear (Table 10.1).