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Establishment of selenium uptake and species distribution in lupine, Indian mustard, and sunflower plants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14969538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Selenium has been recognized as essential for all mammals; therefore, its concentration level and speciation are of great concern. Plants are one of the main sources of selenium in the diet. Thus, inorganic selenium uptake and its transformation in different species were evaluated in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea), sunflower (Helianthus annus), and white lupine (Lupinus albus). More than 1.2 g x kg(-)(1) (dry matter) of Se was found in the aerial part of Indian mustard when growing on 1 mg x L(-)(1) of Se as Na(2)SeO(4), and approximately half this amount was determined in the leaves of the lupine, which is still quite high. Selenomethionine was the main selenium-containing amino acid identified in most of the extracts by HPLC-ICP-MS. The higher values were 6.8 and 14.5 mg x kg(-)(1) (expressed as Se in dry matter) in the leaves of lupine and sunflower, respectively. This is of great importance because some authors have considered the combination of this enriched material with non-enriched food as a source of selenium supplementation.
Pilar Ximénez-Embún; Inmaculada Alonso; Yolanda Madrid-Albarrán; Carmen Cámara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-18     Completed Date:  2004-04-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  832-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Química Analítica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Helianthus / metabolism*
Lupinus / metabolism*
Mass Spectrometry
Mustard Plant / metabolism*
Plant Extracts / chemistry
Plant Leaves / chemistry
Selenium / analysis,  metabolism*
Selenomethionine / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Extracts; 1464-42-2/Selenomethionine; 7782-49-2/Selenium

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