Prolonged Dietary Selenium Deficiency or Excess Does Not Globally Affect Selenoprotein Gene Expression and/or Protein Production in Various Tissues of Pigs

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We previously determined the effects of dietary selenium (Se) de?ciency or excess on mRNA abundance of 12 selenoprotein genes in pig tissues. In this study, we determined the effect of dietary Se on mRNA levels of the remaining porcine selenoprotein genes along with protein production of 4 selenoproteins (Gpx1, Sepp1, Selh, and Sels) and body glucose homeostasis. Weanling male pigs (n = 24) were fed a Se-de?cient (,0.02 mg Se/kg), basal diet supplemented with 0, 0.3, or 3.0 mg Se/kg as...
Authors: Yan Liu, Hua Zhao, Qiaoshan Zhang, Jiayong Tang, Ke Li, Xin-Jie Xia, Kang-Ning Wang, Kui Li, Xin Gen Lei