Year: 2017 | Month: February | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 37-46
Vitamin D and Its Implications in Various Diseases
Shubhangi Sharma1, Shikhaa Mahajan2, Suvarna Prasad3, Neeru Bhaskar4, Sunita Manhas2, Ritu Devi1
1MSc. Medical Student, 2Assistant Professor, 3Professor & Head, 4Professor,
Department of Biochemistry, MMIMSR, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala.
Corresponding Author: Shubhangi Sharma
Vitamin D is not just a vitamin and functions mainly as hormone. The functional form of vitamin D i.e. calcitriol functions through gene modulation and through extra genetical mechanisms through vitamin D receptors on the cell surface (VDR). There are various epidemiological as well as clinical data describing the beneficial role of vitamin D in the osteoporosis, cancer, immunity, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The main action of vitamin D is mediated through cell cycle regulation and modulation of the immune system.
Key words: Vitamin D, Calcitriol, disease, diabetes, biochemical basis.[PDF Full Text]