Article: Selenomethionine

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Selenomethionine: chemical structure

Selenomethionine is an amino acid containing selenium. The L-isomer of selenomethionine, known as Se-met, is a common natural food source of selenium. It can not be synthisized by higher animals, but can be obtained from plant material.

  • Chemical formula: C5H11NO2Se
  • IUPAC name: 2-amino-4-methylselanyl-butanoic acid
  • Common three-letter abbreviation: MSE

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