Incorporation of selenomethionine into proteins in place of Methionine aids the structure elucidation of proteins by X-ray crystallography using multi-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD). The incorporation of heavy atoms such as Selenium helps solving the phase problem in X-ray crystallography.
It has been suggested that selenomethionine, which is an organic form of selenium, is easier for the human body to absorb than selenite, which is an inorganic form. It was determined in a clinical trial that selenomethionine is absorbed 19% better than selenite.
Effect of sodium selenite and zinc-L-selenomethionine on performance and selenium concentrations in eggs of laying hens.(Report)
Jul 01, 2008; ABSTRACT : The objective of this study was to determine the effect of sodium selenite and zinc-L-Selenomethionine on...
SELECT TRIAL Used Selenomethionine Instead of High-Selenium Yeast, SelenoExcell(R) - Previous Research has Shown SelenoExcell(R) Supplementation to Reduce Lung, Colon and Prostate Cancers by as Much as 63%, Says Cypress Systems, Inc.
Nov 11, 2008; Cypress Systems, Inc., a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, emphasizes that the SELECT TRIAL results -- that were announced...