Sodium Selenite Anhydrous
Sodium selenite is commonly used as a source of selenium in biological research, where selenium is an essential trace element that is normally provided by serum. Selenium is present in selenoproteins such as glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase, which contain the selenium analog of cysteine, selenocysteine. In particular, glutathione peroxidase has a role in detoxification in vivo as a scavenger of peroxides. Sodium selenite is included in various medium supplements for use in cell culture. Sodium selenite has been utilized in studies of cell proliferation and cancer research.
Laboratory reagents and chemicals
Pharma Compounds & Neutraceuticals
|Formula||Na2SeO3 · 5H2O|
|Appearance||pale grey powder|
|Storage Conditions||Room temperature|
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