Selenium metabolism to the trimethylselenonium ion (TMSe) varies markedly because of polymorphisms in the indolethylamine N-methyltransferase gene.

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Selenium is an essential element, but its metabolism in humans is not well characterized. A few small studies indicate that the trimethylselenonium ion (TMSe) is a common selenium metabolite in humans.

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  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1406-1415
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume102
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes