Vitamin D receptor alleles and C-reactive protein in hemodialysis patients.


Cardiovascular disease due to atherosclerosis is the major determinant of morbidity and mortality in uremic patients. Inflammation is essential in the development of atherosclerosis and markers of inflammation, in particular C-reactive protein, predict the cardiovascular risk. Vitamin D exerts its effects through the Vitamin D Receptor, coded for by a gene… (More)


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