Antimicrobial implications of vitamin D.

@article{Youssef2011AntimicrobialIO,
  title={Antimicrobial implications of vitamin D.},
  author={Dima A. Youssef and Christopher W T Miller and Adel M El-Abbassi and Della C Cutchins and Coleman Cutchins and William B Grant and Alan N. Peiris},
  journal={Dermato-endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={220-9}
}
Evidence exists that vitamin D has a potential antimicrobial activity and its deficiency has deleterious effects on general well-being and longevity. Vitamin D may reduce the risk of infection through multiple mechanisms. Vitamin D boosts innate immunity by modulating production of anti-microbial peptides (AMPs) and cytokine response. Vitamin D and its analogues via these mechanisms are playing an increasing role in the management of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, acne and rosacea… CONTINUE READING
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