The immunoregulatory function of vitamin D: implications in chronic kidney disease

@article{Sterling2012TheIF,
  title={The immunoregulatory function of vitamin D: implications in chronic kidney disease},
  author={Kevin A. Sterling and Parham Eftekhari and Matthias Girndt and Paul L. Kimmel and Dominic S. C. Raj},
  journal={Nature Reviews Nephrology},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={403-412}
}
Cardiovascular and infectious diseases remain the most common causes of death among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Basic science and epidemiological studies indicate that vitamin D has importance not only for cardiovascular health, but also for the immune response. Vitamin D signaling pathways regulate both innate and adaptive immunity, maintaining the associated inflammatory response within physiological limits. Levels of both the inactive as… CONTINUE READING