The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
reactive oxygen species (ROS)
Molecules including peroxides, hydroxyl radicals, and superoxide may oxidatively damage proteins. Many selenoproteins are able to decompose or reduce ROS. While the traditional view is that selenoproteins thus protect cellular structures from oxidative damage, a more modern view stresses the signaling roles of ROS and oxidatively modified proteins. Selenoproteins may thus contribute to regulation of cellular physiology in addition to a “protective” role against oxidative damage.