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Global Advances in Selenium Research from Theory to Application

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health 2015, 1st Edition

Edited by Gary S. Banuelos, Zhi-Qing Lin, Milton Ferreira Moraes, Luiz Roberto Guimarães Guilherme, Andre Rodrigues dos Reis

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The 4th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health was held 18-21 October 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. This conference provided an effective scientific communication platform for researchers in different disciplines worldwide to elucidate and better understand those complex roles of Se as both essential nutrient and environmental contaminant. This proceedings volume includes 98 peer-reviewed extended abstracts prepared by Se researchers from 28 countries. These most recent Se research studies address inter-relationships between the geological and atmospheric environment, agricultural food and selenium-biofortified food crops, human and animal health impacts, and genetic, biochemical, and cell and molecular activities. This book presents a unique myriad of Se research to further our international understanding of the role of Se in the context of biochemistry, food chain transfer, and health-related issues.

Table of Contents

Biogeochemistry of selenium

The global biogeochemical cycle of selenium: Sources, fluxes and the influence of climate

L.H.E. Winkel

Topsoil selenium distribution in relation to geochemical factors in main agricultural areas of China

T. Yu, Z.F. Yang, Q.Y. Hou, Y.Y. Lv, X.X. Xi & M. Li

Examining continental and marine sources of selenium in rainfall

T. Blazina, L.H.E.Winkel, A. Läderach, H.Wernli & J. Kirchner

The role of phytoplankton in marine selenium cycling

K.E. Luxem, B. Vriens, R. Behra & L.H.E.Winkel

Biogenic volatilization of nanoscale selenium particles in the soil-Stanleya pinnata system

J.Wang, R. Mahajan, L. Jones, Z.-Q. Lin &Y.H. Xie

Global predictions of selenium distributions in soils

G.D. Jones & L.H.E.Winkel

Selenium in agroecosystems in tropical areas: A focus in Brazil

L.R.G. Guilherme, G.S. Carvalho, E.C. Silva Júnior, L.B. Abreu, G.A. Souza & J.J. Marques

Selenium soil mapping under native Brazil nut forests in Brazilian Amazon

K.D. Batista, K.E. da Silva, G.C. Martins, L.H.O.Wadt, L.M. da Silva, N.J.M. Júnior,

M.C. Guedes, R.C. de Oliveira Júnior, C.A.S. Magalhães &A.B.B. Tardini

Fate of selenium in soil and engineered suboxic and anoxic environments

L. Charlet, B. Ma, A. Fernandez Martinez, R.M. Couture, M.R. Broadley &A.D.C. Chilimba

Soil selenium contents, spatial distribution and their influencing factors in Heilongjiang, China

Feng-qin Chi, En-jun Kuang, Jiu-ming Zhang, Qing-rui Su, DanWei & Qiang Xu

Selenium sorption in tropical agroecosystems

G. Lopes, L.R.G. Guilherme, A.M. Araujo & J.H.L. Lessa

Ionic strength effects upon selenate adsorption in cultivated and uncultivated Brazilian soils

A.M. Araujo, J.H.L. Lessa, G.A. Souza, L.R.G. Guilherme & G. Lopes

Soil cultivation affects selenate adsorption in Cerrado soils in Brazil

J.H.L. Lessa, A.M. Araujo, L.R.G. Guilherme & G. Lopes

The effect of calcination on selenium speciation in selenium-rich rock

H.Y. Zhang, M. Lui, Y. Xiao, Z.Y. Bao, C.H.Wei & X.L. Chen

The fraction of selenium in cumulated irrigated soil in Gansu Province, China: Effect of aging

J. Li, S.Y. Qin, P.Y. Feng, N. Man & D.L. Liang

Comparative study on the extraction methods and the bioavailability of soil available selenium

Z.Wang, S. Tu & D. Han

Partitioning of SeNPs in the water soluble and the exchangeable fractions and effects of soil

organic matter and incubation time

M.M. Rashid, Z.-Q. Lin & F. Kaniz

A rapid analytical method for selenium species by high performance liquid chromatography

(HPLC) coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

H. Tian, Z.Y. Bao, X.L. Chen, C.H.Wei & Z.Y. Tang

Determination of selenium species in Se-enriched food supplement tablets by anion-exchange

liquid chromatography-hydride generation-atomic fluorescence spectrometry

N. Zhang, L. Liu,W. Ren & S. Chen

Selenium speciation in plants by HPLC-ultraviolet treatment-hydride generation atomic

fluorescence spectrometry using various mobile phases

D. Han, S. Xiong, S. Tu, Z. Xie, H. Li, M. Imtiaz, J. Zhou & D. Xing

Synchrotron studies of selenium interactions with heavy elements

I.J. Pickering, G.N. George, T.C. MacDonald, P.H. Krone & M. Korbas

Cellular and molecular functions of selenium

Selenium atom-specific modifications (SAM) of nucleic acids for human health

R. Abdur,W. Zhang, H. Sun & Z. Huang

Comparative cytotoxicity and antioxidant evaluation of biologically active fatty acid conjugates

of water soluble selenolanes in cells

A. Kunwar, P. Verma, K.I. Priyadarsini, K. Arai & M. Iwaoka

Diselenodipropionic acid as novel selenium compound for lung radiotherapy

K.I. Priyadarsini, A. Kunwar, V.K. Jain, V. Gota & J. Goda

Association of selenoprotein and selenium pathway genetic variations with colorectal cancer risk

and interaction with selenium status

D.J. Hughes, V. Fedirko, J.S. Jones, L. Schomburg, S. Hybsier, C. Méplan, J.E. Hesketh,

E. Riboli & M. Jenab

Selenoenzymes iodothyronine deiodinases: 1. Effects of their activities in various rat tissues byadministered antidepressant drug Fluoxetine

S. Pavelka

Selenoenzymes iodothyronine deiodinases: 2. Novel radiometric enzyme assays for extremely

sensitive determination of their activities

S. Pavelka

The role of thioredoxin reductase 1 in cancer

E.S.J. Arnér

Selenoprotein T: A new promising target for the treatment of myocardial infarction and heart failure

I. Boukhalfa, N. Harouki, L. Nicol, A. Dumesnil, I. Rémy-Jouet, J.-P. Henry, C. Thuillez,

A. Ouvrard-Pascaud, V. Richard, P. Mulder &Y. Anouar

Selenium status in humans: Measures, methods, and modifiers

L. Schomburg

Selenoneine is the major Se compound in the blood of Inuit consuming of traditional

marine foods in Nunavik, Northern Canada

M. Lemire, A. Achouba, P.Y. Dumas, N. Ouellet, P. Ayotte, M. Martinez, L. Chan, B. Laird & M. Kwan

Selenium as a regulator of immune and inflammatory responses

P.R. Hoffmann

Effects of selenium exposure on neuronal differentiation of embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells

M. Li & Z. Qiu

Functional deletion of brain selenoenzymes by methylmercury

N.V.C. Ralston & L.J. Raymond

The "SOS" mechanisms of methylmercury toxicity

N.V.C. Ralston & L.J. Raymond

Effects of selenium on animal, human and plant health

Role of the selenium in articular cartilage metabolism, growth, and maturation

C. Bissardon, L. Charlet, S. Bohic & I. Khan

Intestinal bioaccessibility and bioavailability of selenium in elemental selenium nano-/microparticles

G. Du Laing, R.V.S. Lavu, B. Hosseinkhani, V.L. Pratti, F.M.G. Tack &T. Van deWiele

Autoimmunity against selenium transport in human sera

W.B. Minich, A. Schuette, C. Schwiebert, T.Welsink, K. Renko & L. Schomburg

Natural small molecules in protection of environment and health: Sulfur-selenium deficiency

and risk factor for man, animal and environment

R.C. Gupta

Incubation and crude protein separation from selenium-enriched earthworms

Y. Qiao, X. Sun, S. Yue, Z. Sun & S. Li

Health impact of dietary selenium nanoparticles on mahseer fish

K.U. Khan, A. Zuberi, Z. Jamil, H. Sarwar, S. Nazir & J.B.K. Fernandes

Pathways of human selenium exposure and poisoning in Enshi, China

J.-M. Zhu, H.-B. Qin, Z.-Q. Lin, T.M. Johnson & B.-S. Zheng

Selenium status in Iran: A soil and human health point of view

B. Atarodi &A. Fotovat

Impact of high selenium exposure on organ function & biochemical profile of the rural

population living in seleniferous soils in Punjab, India

R. Chawla, R. Loomba, R.J. Chaudhary, S. Singh & K.S. Dhillon

Keshan disease and Kaschin-Beck disease in China: Is there still selenium deficiency?

D.Wang, Y. Liu & D. Liu

Influence of canola oil, vitamin E and selenium on cattle meat quality and its effects on nutrition

and health of humans

M.A. Zanetti, L.B. Correa, A. Saran Netto, J.A. Cunha, R.S.S. Santana & S.M.F. Cozzolino

Selenium content of food and estimation of dietary intake in Xi’an, China

Z.W. Cui, R.Wang, J. Huang, D.L. Liang & Z.H.Wang

Assessment of selenium intake, status and influencing factors in Kenya

P. Biu Ngigi, G. Du Laing, C. Lachat & P.Wafula Masinde

Selenium improves the biocontrol activity of Cryptococcus laurentii against Penicillium expansum in tomato fruit

J.Wu, Z.Wu, M. Li, G.S. Bañuelos & Z.-Q. Lin

Antifungal activity of selenium on two plant pathogens Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides

Y. Zhang, H. Jiang, H. Zang, G. Tan, M. Li, L. Yuan & X. Yin

Exogenous selenium application influences lettuce on bolting and tipburn

X.X. Wang, Y.Y. Han & S.X. Fan

Biological uptake and accumulation of selenium

The genetics of selenium accumulation by plants

P.J. White

The genetic loci associated with selenium accumulation in wheat grains under soil surface

drenching and foliar spray fertilization methods

T. Li, A.Wang, G. Bai, L. Yuan & X. Yin

Molecular mechanisms of selenium hyperaccumulation in Stanleya pinnata: Potential key

genes SpSultr1;2 and SpAPS2

M. Pilon, A.F. El Mehdawi, J.J. Cappa, J.Wang & E.A.H. Pilon-Smits

Effect of soil pH on accumulation of native selenium by Maize (Zea mays var. L) grains grown

in Uasin Gishu, Trans-Nzoia Kakamega and Kisii counties in Kenya

S.B. Otieno, T.S. Jayne & M. Muyanga

Quantification, speciation and bioaccessibility of selenium from Se-rich cereals cultivated in

seleniferous soils of India

N. Tejo Prakash

Wautersiella enshiensis sp. nov. – selenite-reducing bacterium isolated from a selenium-mining

area in Enshi, China

Z. Qu, L. Yuan, X. Yin & F. Peng

Selenium in Osborne fractions of Se-rich cereals and its bioaccessibility

N.I. Dhanjal, S. Sharma & N. Tejo Prakash

New insights into the multifaceted ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant selenium hyperaccumulation

E.A.H. Pilon-Smits, A.F. El Mehdawi, J.J. Cappa, J.Wang, A.T. Cochran, R.J.B. Reynolds & M. Sura-de Jong

Comparative effects of selenite and selenate on growth and selenium uptake in hydroponically

grown pakchoi (Brassica chinensis L.)

Q. Peng, Z. Li & D.L. Liang

Does selenium hyperaccumulation affect the plant microbiome?

A.T. Cochran, J. Bauer, R.J.B. Reynolds, E.A.H. Pilon-Smits, M. Sura-de Jong, K. Richterova & L. Musilova

Effects of sulfur and selenium interaction on pakchoi growth and selenium accumulation

S.Y. Qin,W.L. Zhao, Z. Li & D.L. Liang

Are all Brazil nuts selenium-rich?

E.C. da Silva Júnior, L.R.G. Guilherme, G. Lopes, G.A. de Souza, K.E. da Silva, R.M.B. de Lima,

M.C. Guedes, L.H.O.Wadt &A.R. dos Reis

Accumulation of mercury and selenium by Oryza sativa from the vicinity of secondary copper

smelters in Fuyang, Zhejiang, China

X. Yin, J. Song, Z. Li,W. Qian, C. Yao, Y. Luo & L. Yuan

Selenium and mycorrhiza on grass yield and selenium content

S.M. Bamberg, M.A.C. Carneiro, S.J. Ramos & J.O. Siqueira

High selenium content reduces cadmium uptake in Cardamine hupingshanesis (Brassicaceae)

Z.Y. Bao, H. Tian, Y.H. You & C.H.Wei

Selenium accumulation and its effects on heavy metal elements in garlic

A.Q. Gu, Y.Y. Luo, H. Tian, Z.Y. Bao, C.H.Wei & X.L. Chen

Effect of selenium on cadmium uptake and translocation by rice seedlings

Y.N.Wan, S.L. Yuan, Z. Luo & H.F. Li

Selenium biofortification

Environmental pathways and dietary intake of selenium in a selenium rich rural community

in China: A natural biofortification case study

G.S. Bañuelos, J. Tang, Y. Hou, X. Yin & L. Yuan

Effects of agronomic biofortification of maize and legumes with selenium on selenium

concentration and selenium recovery in two cropping systems in Malawi

A.D.C. Chilimba, S.D. Young & E.M. Joy

Potential roles of underutilized crops/trees in selenium nutrition in Malawi

D.B. Kumssa, E.J.M. Joy, S.D. Young, M.R. Broadley, E.L. Ander, M.J.Watts & S.Walker

Necessity of biofortification with selenium of plants used as fodder and food in Romania

R. Lacatusu, A.-R. Lacatusu, M.M. Stanciu-Burileanu & M. Lungu

The selenium content of organically produced foods in Finland

P. Ekholm, G. Alfthan & M. Eurola

Effects of soil selenium ore powder application on rice growth and selenium accumulation

W. He, B. Du, Y. Luo, H. Chen, H. Liu, S. Xiao, D. Xing & J. Xu

Agronomic biofortification of Brachiaria with selenium along with urea

L.A. Faria, M.C. Machado, A.L. Abdalla, P.P. Righeto, L.L. Campos, F.H.S. Karp & M.Y. Kamogawa

Effects of different foliar selenium-enriched fertilizers on selenium accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa)

Q.Wang, X.F.Wang, J.X. Li, Y.B. Guo & H.F. Li

Using agronomic biofortification to reduce micronutrient deficiency in food crops on loess soil in China

H. Mao, G.H. Lyons & Z.H.Wang

Effect of selenium treatment on biomass production and mineral content in common bean varieties

M.A. de Figueiredo, D.P. Oliveira, M.J.B. de Andrade, L.R.G. Guilherme & L. Li

Biofortification of irrigated wheat with Se fertilizer: Timing, rate, method and type of wheat

I. Ortiz-Monasterio, M.E. Cárdenas & G.H. Lyons

Egg and poultry meat enrichment of selenium

A.G. Bertechini, V.A. Silva, F.M. Figueiredo &T.F.B. Oliveira

Strategies for selenium supplementation in cattle: Se-yeast or agronomic biofortification

J.A. Hall & G. Bobe

Selenoneine content of traditional marine foods consumed by the Inuit in Nunavik, Northern Canada

P. Ayotte, A. Achouba, P. Dumas, N. Ouellet, M. Lemire, L. Gautrin, L. Chan, B. Laird & M. Kwan

Genotypic variation and agronomic biofortication of upland rice with selenium

H.P.G. Reis, J.P.Q. Barcelos, A.R. dos Reis & M.F. Moraes

Effect of selenium fertilization on nitrogen assimilation enzymes in rice plants

J.P.Q. Barcelos, H.P.G. Reis, A.R. dos Reis & M.F. Moraes

Selenium status in Brazilian soils and crops: Agronomic biofortification as a strategy to improve food quality

A.R. dos Reis

Effects of selenium-enrichment on fruit ripening and senescence in mulberry trees

J.Wu, Z.Wu, M. Li, Y. Deng, G.S. Bañuelos & Z.-Q. Lin

Wheat biofortification: Genotypic variation and selenium fertilization in Brazil

C.R.S. Domingues, J.A.L. Pascoalino, M.F. Moraes, C.L.R. Santos, A.R. dos Reis, F.A. Franco,

A. Evangelista & P.L. Scheeren

Improving selenium nutritional value of major crops

L. Li, F.W. Avila, G.A. Souza, P.F. Boldrin, M.A. de Figueiredo, V. Faquin, M.J.B. Andrade,

L.R.G. Guilherme & S.J. Ramos

The changing selenium content in vegetables and nutritional status of Chinese residents

W. Shi, S. Li, J. Min, L.Wu & G.S. Bañuelos

Selenium and nano-selenium biofortified sprouts using micro-farm systems

H. El-Ramady, T. Alshaal, N. Abdalla, J. Prokisch, A. Sztrik, M. Fári & É. Domokos-Szabolcsy

The standardization of selenium biofortification in China

X.Yin & F. Li

The chemical form of selenium in dietary supplements

G.N. George, S.I. Yang & I.J. Pickering

Selenium pollution control

Phytoremediation of selenium-contaminated soil and water

N. Terry

Microbe-assisted selenium phytoremediation and phytomanagement of natural seleniferous areas

M. Yasin, M. Faisal, M. Yasin, A.F. El Mehdawi & E.A.H. Pilon-Smits

Phytoremediation of selenium contaminated soils: strategies and limitations

K.S. Dhillon & S.K. Dhillon

Enhanced selenium removal and lipid production from wastewater by microalgae with low-energy ion implantation

Z.Wu, M. Li, M. Zhu & L. Qiu

Simultaneous production of biofuels and treatment of Se-laden wastewater using duckweed

Z.Wu, M. Li, L. Qiu & M. Zhu

About the Editors

Dr. Gary Bañuelos is a Plant/Soil scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Water Management Research Unit, Parlier, California, and adjunct professor at the University of California and California State University-Fresno. Dr. Bañuelos began work with "green technology" with Professor H. Marschner in Germany and focuses his research on the phytoremediation of soils and waters laden with selenium, boron, and salinity in California, and on integrated production of innovative biofortified and bio-based products (e.g., biofuel, Se-enriched feeds, and organic fertilizer/herbicides). He strives for creating a sustainable green strategy for managing trace elements in the United States and in other parts of the world. Dr. Bañuelos is the principle author of over 140 refereed technical journals on the topic of phytoremediation and has co-edited four books. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in German from California State University, Bachelor of Science in Crop Science, and Master of Science degree in International Agriculture from California Poly-Technical University, while his diploma in Plant Biology was earned at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and doctorate in Agriculture/Plant Nutrition at Hohenheim University, Germany, as a U.S. National Science Foundation Fellow.

Dr. Z.-Q. Lin is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Director of the Environmental Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in Illinois. Dr. Lin received his BS degree in Environmental Biology from Liaoning University in China, MS degree in Pollution Ecology from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. degree in Renewable Resources from McGill University in Canada. He was a post-graduate researcher on biogeochemistry of selenium at University of California - Berkeley. His research is related to the biogeochemistry of environmentally important trace elements, with a special focus on biological accumulation, transformation, and volatilization processes of selenium in the air-water-soil-plant system. He is the author or coauthor of over 65 peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals, proceedings and monographs.

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