The Pleiotropic Effect of Vitamin D

Yu Hsien Lai, Te-Chao Fang

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The novel roles of vitamin D were discovered and valued in this century. In addition to the maintenance of calcium and phosphorus balance, vitamin D regulates the function of the kidneys, heart, and immune system. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic, and antifibrotic roles have gained considerable attention. Vitamin D is also important for the maintenance of homeostasis by regulation of hormone secretion, cell proliferation, and differentiation. This paper will review these pleiotropic functions of vitamin D.
Original languageEnglish
JournalISRN Nephrology
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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