Vitamin D signaling, infectious diseases, and regulation of innate immunity.

@article{White2008VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D signaling, infectious diseases, and regulation of innate immunity.},
  author={John H. White},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 9},
  pages={3837-43}
}
Vitamin D was first identified as a cure for nutritional rickets, a disease of bone growth caused by an inadequate uptake of dietary calcium. It is now known that vitamin D can be obtained through two independent pathways: limited dietary sources and the photochemical action of solar UV light in the skin. Cod liver oil was discovered to be an excellent source of antirachitic activity in 1827, although it was not until several decades later that the active ingredient was identified as vitamin D3… CONTINUE READING