[Vitamin D metabolism in kidney insufficiency: disorders of an endocrine regulatory zone].


The vitamin metabolite 25(OH)D is transformed into the active secosterole 1.25(OH)2D3 in the proximal tubular epithelium of the kidney. This transformation is disturbed in patients with renal insufficiency. However, this review shows that presumably not all vitamin D dependent disturbances in patients with renal insufficiency are explicable merely as the… (More)


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