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World J Psychiatry. Sep 19, 2022; 12(9): 1255-1257
Published online Sep 19, 2022. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v12.i9.1255
Sodium selenite may be not the optimal speciation as an effective therapy for arsenic-induced anxiety-/depression-like behavior
Xiao-Hua Ren, Xiao-Xuan Wang, Lian-Ping He
Xiao-Hua Ren, Xiao-Xuan Wang, Lian-Ping He, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Ren XH and He LP contributed to the conception of research; Ren XH and Wang XX wrote the letter; Wang XX and He LP contributed to the revision of the letter; all authors approved the final manuscript for submission.
Supported by Curriculum Reform Project of Taizhou University in 2021, No. xkg2021087.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Lian-Ping He, PhD, Teacher, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, No. 1139 Shifu Avenue, Jiaojiang District, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang Province, China. lianpinghe@tzc.edu.cn
Received: March 3, 2022
Peer-review started: March 3, 2022
First decision: April 18, 2022
Revised: April 20, 2022
Accepted: August 26, 2022
Article in press: August 26, 2022
Published online: September 19, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Sodium selenite (SS) may be not the optimal speciation for selenite supplementation and the source of the SS used in the study was not disclosed. There are many mouse models of depression and anxiety; however, in the current study, a classical mouse model of depression was not used.