Selenazolidines as novel organoselenium delivery agents

Yang Xie, Megan D. Short, Pamela Cassidy, Jeanette C. Roberts

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Two new classes of selenazolidine-4(R)-carboxylic acids (2-oxo and 2-methyl-SCAs) were synthesized and characterized. Both were designed as latent forms of selenocysteine, intended to provide a chemically superior delivery form for selenium. The prodrugs may be clinically useful when selenium supplementation at supranutritional levels is indicated, such as in cancer chemoprevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2911-2915
Number of pages5
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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