Effect of Vitamin D deficiency on macrophage and lymphocyte function in the rat

Vitamin D deficiency has pronounced growth retardation effects on the skeletal system. Because the immune system has been implicated in the regulation of bone metabolism, we examined the effect of vitamin D deficiency on the functional development of immune function in a rachitic rat model. Rats deprived of vitamin D3 bothin utero and in postnatal life… (More)