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Selenium in the Environment and Human Health

Mohammed Rahman

King Abdulaziz University


Inamuddin Inamuddin

King Abdulaziz University

Anish Khan

King Abdulaziz University

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King Abdulaziz University


Toxicity Remediation Nanomaterials Neurotoxicity Lipids Immunoassay Genomics of Selenium Biomedicine Biomineralization Metabolism Biogenesis Nutrient Soil Microextraction Nanobiotechnology Bio-Fortification

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About the book

This book welcomes all recent researches on the study of selenium effect in environmental and human health. Generally, Selenium (Se) is a mineral of fundamental importances for human health as well as living plants. So Selenium status in general population is very important due to its remarkable benefits to the human body as antioxidant, hormonal regulator, anti-carcinogenic. On the other way, Selenium can be toxic leaving representing a multitude of disciplines from academic, industry, and governments for sharing their extraordinary innovative and unique knowledge on this Selenium results. More ever, Selenium is perhaps the naturally occurring trace rare-earth metallic element of extreme concern worldwide. The excess amounts of Selenium can be lead to toxicosis and teratogenisis in plants and animals, while the permanent effect of Selenium insufficiency can be even more noteworthy. Both excess and deficit are known to cause a wide range of clinical manifestations. Even though a large body of evidence provides vas information about Selenium, the exact molecular mechanisms of its effect in physiologic and pathologic conditions remain unknown. There are several issues related to environmental Selenium and human health, the link between Selenium status in soil-plants-human body such as plants extract Selenium from soil parenthetically and the kind of soil influences the Selenium content in food, necessity of Selenium supplementation in common population, therapeutic effects of selenium in various diseases. This book aims to explore the connection and inter-relationships between Selenium in environment, plants, agriculture, biology, human health, animals, molecular, and biochemistry process. 

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Mohammed Rahman

King Abdulaziz University

Mohammed Muzibur Rahman received his BSc and MSc from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He received his PhD from the Chonbuk National University, South Korea, in 2007. After his PhD, he worked as postdoctoral fellowship and assistant professor in pioneering research centers and universities located in South Korea, Japan, and Saudi Arabia (2007–2011). Since 2011 he has been working as associate professor in the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research and the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He has published more than 320 international and domestic conferences, several book chapters, and 10 books as an editor. His research work has been largely in the area of nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, nanotechnology, sensors, ionic liquid, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, instrumental science, nanomaterials, self-assembled monolayers, photochemistry, -chips and devices, etc.

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