Vitamin D and innate and adaptive immunity.

  title={Vitamin D and innate and adaptive immunity.},
  author={Martin Hewison},
  journal={Vitamins and hormones},
In the last 5 years there has been renewed interest in the health benefits of vitamin D. A central feature of this revival has been new information concerning the nonclassical effects of vitamin D. In particular, studies of the interaction between vitamin D and the immune system have highlighted the importance of localized conversion of precursor 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) to active 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)(2)D) as a mechanism for maintaining antibacterial activity in humans. The… CONTINUE READING