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Castellano, S. (2009). On the unique function of selenocysteine - insights from the evolution of selenoproteins. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1790, 1463-1470.

S Castellano*, AM Andrés*, E Bosch, M Bayes, R Guigó and AG Clark (2009). Low exchangeability of selenocysteine, the 21st amino acid, in vertebrate proteins. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 26, 2031-2040 


Castellano, S., Gladyshev, V. N., Guigó, R., & Berry, M. J. (2008). SelenoDB 1.0: A database of selenoprotein genes, proteins and SECIS elements. Nucleic Acids Research, 36(Suppl. 1), D332-D338.
DOI   Database


Castellano, S. (2006). Little biological and statistical support for hundreds of selenoproteins in mouse pseudo-messenger RNAs [A critical assessment of PLoS Genetics, 2, e3 (2006)]. PLoS Genetics.


Castellano, S., Lobanov, A. V., Chapple, C., Novoselov, S. V., Albrecht, M., Hua, D., Lescure, A., Lengauer, T., Krol, A., Gladyshev, V. N., & Guigó, R. (2005). Diversity and functional plasticity of eukaryotic selenoproteins: Identification and characterization of the SelJ family. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(45), 16188-16193.
DOI  Commentary in PNAS

Taskov, K., Chapple, C., Kryukov, G. V., Castellano, S., Lobanov, A. V., Korotkov, K. V., Guigó, R., & Gladyshev, V. N. (2005). Nematode selenoproteome: The use of the selenocysteine insertion system to decode one codon in an animal genome? Nucleic Acids Research, 33(7), 2227-2238.


International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium, & Castellano, S. (2004). Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution. Nature, 432, 695-716.
DOI   Commentary in Nature

Jaillon, O., Aury, J.-M., Brunet, F., Petit, J.-L., Stange-Thomann, N., Mauceli, E., Bouneau, L., Fischer, C., Ozouf-Costaz, C., Bernot, A., Nicaud, S., Jaffe, D., Fisher, S., Lutfalla, G., Dossat, C., Segurens, B., Dasilva, C., Salanoubat, M., Levy, M., Boudet, N., Castellano, S., Anthouard, V., Jubin, C., Castelli, V., Katinka, M., Vacherie, B., Biémont, C., Skalli, Z., Cattolico, L., Poulain, J., de Berardinis, V., Cruaud, C., Duprat, S., Brottier, P., Coutanceau, J.-P., Gouzy, J., Parra, G., Lardier, G., Chapple, C., McKernan, K. J., McEwan, P., Bosak, S., Kellis, M., Volff, J.-N., Guigó, R., Zody, M. C., Mesirov, J., Lindblad-Toh, K., Birren, B., Nusbaum, C., Kahn, D., Robinson-Rechavi, M., Laudet, V., Schachter, V., Quétier, F., Saurin, W., Scarpelli, C., Wincker, P., Lander, E. S., & Crollius, J. W. H. R. (2004). Genome duplication in the teleost fish Tetraodon nigroviridis reveals the early vertebrate proto-karyotype. Nature, 431, 946-957.
DOI   Commentary in Nature

Castellano Hereza, S. (2004). Towards the characterization of the eukaryotic selenoproteome: A computational approach. PhD Thesis, Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Castellano, S., Novoselov, S. V., Kryukov, G. V., Lescure, A., Blanco, E., Krol, A., Gladyshev, V. N., & Guigó, R. (2004). Reconsidering the evolution of eukaryotic selenoproteins: A novel nonmammalian family with scattered phylogenetic distribution. EMBO Reports, 5(1), 71-77.
DOI   Datasets   Commentary in EMBO


Kryukov, G. V., Castellano, S., Novoselov, S. V., Lobanov, A. V., Zehtab, O., Guigó, R., & Gladyshev, V. N. (2003). Characterization of mammalian selenoproteomes. Science, 300(5624), 1439-1443.
DOI   Datasets


Castellano, S., Morozova, N., Morey, M., Berry, M. J., Serras, F., Corominas, M., & Guigó, R. (2001). In silico identification of novel selenoproteins in the Drosophila melanogaster genome. EMBO Reports, 2(8), 697-702.
DOI  Datasets

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