Calcitriol plays a protective role in diabetic nephropathy through anti-inflammatory effects.

@article{Mao2014CalcitriolPA,
  title={Calcitriol plays a protective role in diabetic nephropathy through anti-inflammatory effects.},
  author={Li Mao and Feng Ji and Yuanyuan Liu and Wei Zhang and Xianghua Ma},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 12},
  pages={5437-44}
}
AIMS To ascertain the protective role of calcitriol in the development of diabetic nephropathy and unravel the mechanism of the protective effects. METHODS In this prospective study, 69 patients were screened for type 1 diabetes, and 31 patients with type 1 diabetes were enrolled. Among these 31 patients, 24 patients had insufficient or deficient levels of serum vitamin D and 21 patients complied with calcitriol and were followed up. At baseline, these 21 patients who suffered from vitamin D… CONTINUE READING