Selenium-containing compounds have emerged as a potentially promising treatment for viral infections and tumor development and dissemination. Selenium per se is often considered as a toxic element with little or no beneficial effects, but considerable advances have been made in the understanding of the complex biology, chemistry and drug delivery of this element, especially when it is included in bioactive molecules. Here, we summarize and critically discuss recent findings in the field of selenium-based applications for the treatment of cancer and viral infections.

The innovative potential of selenium-containing agents for fighting cancer and viral infections / Ali, W.; Benedetti, R.; Handzlik, J.; Zwergel, C.; Battistelli, C.. - In: DRUG DISCOVERY TODAY. - ISSN 1359-6446. - 26:1(2021), pp. 256-263. [10.1016/j.drudis.2020.10.014]

The innovative potential of selenium-containing agents for fighting cancer and viral infections

Zwergel C.
;
Battistelli C.
2021

Abstract

Selenium-containing compounds have emerged as a potentially promising treatment for viral infections and tumor development and dissemination. Selenium per se is often considered as a toxic element with little or no beneficial effects, but considerable advances have been made in the understanding of the complex biology, chemistry and drug delivery of this element, especially when it is included in bioactive molecules. Here, we summarize and critically discuss recent findings in the field of selenium-based applications for the treatment of cancer and viral infections.
2021
selenium compounds; anticancer; antiviral
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The innovative potential of selenium-containing agents for fighting cancer and viral infections / Ali, W.; Benedetti, R.; Handzlik, J.; Zwergel, C.; Battistelli, C.. - In: DRUG DISCOVERY TODAY. - ISSN 1359-6446. - 26:1(2021), pp. 256-263. [10.1016/j.drudis.2020.10.014]
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