Recent advances in our understanding of the vitamin D endocrine system.

  • Heidi De Luca
  • Published 1976 in The Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine


Vitamin D3 gives rise to at least one hormone in which the kidney is utilized as an endocrine system. This hormone arises from 25-OH-D3 which in turn is synthesized in the liver from vitamin D3. The production of this calcium and phosphorus mobilizing hormone, namely 1,25-(OH)2D3, is strongly regulated by the need for calcium and phosphorus. The regulation… (More)