The control of calcium and phosphorus metabolism by the vitamin D endocrine system.

  • Hector F DeLuca
  • Published 1980 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


Vitamin D, which is normally produced in the skin under ultraviolet irradiation, is the building block for a new endocrine system that involves hydroxylation on the 25-position in the liver followed by 1 alpha-hydroxylation in the kidney to produce the vitamin D hormone, 1 alpha, 25-(OH)2D3. This vitamin D hormone functions in the intestine, bone, and… (More)


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