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Master of Science (MS)
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Plants grow on seleniferous soils contain selenium which is the cause of a pathology known as “alkali disease.” Selenium toxicity has become a center of interest to many research workers. Selenium is incorporated into body protein when injected into or fed to an organism. These element is bound to proteins in such organisms as yeast, bacteria, rats, dogs, mice, chickens and sheep. Eichhorn and Clark reported the reaction mercury II ion with nucleosides. They also reported that when they used formaldehyde to block the amino group on the nucleosides, the mercury did not change the studied spectra. The reaction of mercury II ion with nucleosides was also reported by Yamane and Davidson. These early findings resulted in a question of the possible interaction between selenium and nucleic acids. The object of this research was to explore the possible interaction of selenium with nucleic acids, and with certain other compounds. The possibility of interaction between arsenic and glutathione was also investigated.
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South Dakota State University
Vander, Sandor Laszlo, "The Reactions of Selenium with Purines, Pyrimidines, and Certain Other Compounds" (1964). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3024.