The Vitamin D-Caicium Axis-1983

  • Hector F. DeLuca


This chapter is devoted to a brief review of the vitamin D endocrine system coupled with the enumeration of new information on the role of vitamin D and its metabolites in calcium metabolism. Additionally, the most recent outlook for new applications of vitamin D hormonal substances in the treatment of metabolic bone diseases such as postmenopausal osteoporosis is presented.


Parathyroid Hormone Calcium Transport Plasma Calcium Intestinal Calcium Absorption Intestinal Calcium Transport 
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  • Hector F. DeLuca
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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