Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk for colon cancer due to augmented oxidative stress. These patients also have compromised antioxidant defenses as the result of nutritional deficiencies. The micronutrient selenium is essential for selenoprotein production and is transported from the liver to target tissues via selenoprotein P (SEPP1). Target tissues also produce SEPP1, which is thought to possess an endogenous antioxidant function. Here, we have shown that mice with
Caitlyn W. Barrett, Vishruth K. Reddy, Sarah P. Short, Amy K. Motley, Mary K. Lintel, Amber M. Bradley, Tanner Freeman, Jefferson Vallance, Wei Ning, Bobak Parang, Shenika V. Poindexter, Barbara Fingleton, Xi Chen, Mary K. Washington, Keith T. Wilson, Noah F. Shroyer, Kristina E. Hill, Raymond F. Burk, Christopher S. Williams
Both the selenium-rich region and the putative antioxidant domain of SEPP1 protect from inflammatory tumorigenesis.