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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

ISBN 9781138027312
Published October 5, 2015 by CRC Press
232 Pages

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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

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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.