Reversing bacteria-induced vitamin D receptor dysfunction is key to autoimmune disease.

@article{Waterhouse2009ReversingBV,
  title={Reversing bacteria-induced vitamin D receptor dysfunction is key to autoimmune disease.},
  author={Joyce C Waterhouse and Thomas Perez and Paul J. Albert},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1173},
  pages={757-65}
}
Vitamin D research is discussed in light of the hypothesis that the lower average levels of vitamin D frequently observed in autoimmune disease are not a sign of deficiency. Instead, it is proposed that the lower levels result from chronic infection with intracellular bacteria that dysregulate vitamin D metabolism by causing vitamin D receptor (VDR) dysfunction within phagocytes. The VDR dysfunction causes a decline in innate immune function that causes susceptibility to additional infections… CONTINUE READING