A crucial role for the vitamin D receptor in experimental inflammatory bowel diseases.


The active form of vitamin D (1,25D3) suppressed the development of animal models of human autoimmune diseases including experimental inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is required for all known biologic effects of vitamin D. Here we show that VDR deficiency (knockout, KO) resulted in severe inflammation of the gastrointestinal… (More)


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