Cyclosporin A and vitamin D metabolism: studies in patients with psoriasis and in rats.

1. Cyclosporin A, an immunosuppressive drug used to treat psoriasis, stimulates renal synthesis of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D in rats. 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D can also reduce the activity of psoriasis, and in the present study we have examined the possibility that cyclosporin A mediates some of its actions in psoriasis by renal or extra-renal production of 1… CONTINUE READING