Vitamin D in Renal Transplantation – from Biological Mechanisms to Clinical Benefits

  title={Vitamin D in Renal Transplantation – from Biological Mechanisms to Clinical Benefits},
  author={Reuben H C McGregor and George Li and Hugo Penny and Guerino Lombardi and Bahman Afzali and DJ Goldsmith},
  booktitle={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
Recent developments in our understanding of vitamin D show that it plays a significant role in immunological health, uniquely occupying both an anti-microbial and immunoregulatory niche. Vitamin D deficiency is widespread amongst renal transplant recipients (RTRs), thus providing one patho-mechanism that may influence the achievement of a successful degree of immunosuppression. It may also influence the development of the infectious, cardiovascular and neoplastic complications seen in RTRs… CONTINUE READING
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