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selenoprotein


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A protein containing selenium, almost invariably as selenocysteine, although selenomethionine can occur, apparently as a random substitute for methionine. Well‐known selenoproteins include the mammalian glutathione peroxidases and tetraiodothyronine 5′‐deiodinase, and bacterial formate dehydrogenases and glycine reductase.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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