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A Novel Concept for Nano-Selenium Supplementation to Fight against COVID-19

Iqra Bano1,*, Abdul Rasheed Baloch2, Safia Arbab3, Hira Sajjad4, Mir Sajjad Hussain Talpur5, Asma Khalid6

1Faculty of Bio-sciences, SBBUVAS, Sakrand, Sindh, Pakistan.

2Laboratory of Fish Genetics, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Libechov, Czech Republic.

3Key Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmaceutical Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Lanzhou 730050, China.

4Faculty of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.

5Institute of Information Technology Center, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.

6District Headquarter Hospital, Mirpur Mathelo, Ghotki, Sindh, Pakistan.

*Corresponding author: Iqra Bano

Date: May 28,2021 Hits: 220


The 2019 pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19) represents a serious threat to global health. Recently, the food practices in most developed countries have focused on the availability of basic nutrients in form of both macro and micronutrients in the diets to combat various diseases. The Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral known for its antioxidant and immunogenic abilities, one of the major trace elements in the human body that induces a strong antiviral effect. Nanotechnology has changed the perception of discovery and development of drugs in the recent three decades by opening up many hidden doors in pathophysiology and treatment options for diseases. The Nano-Se has gained considerable attention because of its unique antimicrobial activity. The current Se status in the fight against various viruses and the potential application of Nano-Se to combat COVID-19 are emphasized here in response to the global pandemic.


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A Novel Concept for Nano-Selenium Supplementation to Fight against COVID-19

How to cite this paper: Iqra Bano, Abdul Rasheed Baloch, Safia Arbab, Hira Sajjad, Mir Sajjad Hussain Talpur, Asma Khalid. (2021) A Novel Concept for Nano-Selenium Supplementation to Fight against COVID-19. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research5(3), 264-268.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2021.07.006