Vitamin D, immunoregulation, and rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Vitamin D, immunoregulation, and rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Hong-yan Wen and Joshua F Baker},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  volume={17 2},
In addition to being important in calcium and phosphorus metabolism, bone formation, and mineralization, vitamin D also plays a part in the maintenance of immune homeostasis. Vitamin D receptors are expressed in a number of different tissues, including, and perhaps most notably, on immune cells. The presence or absence of activated vitamin D has a number of effects on in vitro immune cell function. This review describes the possible immunoregulatory role of vitamin D in rheumatoid arthritis… CONTINUE READING
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