Editor: J. Ruth Wu-Wong

Series Title: Vitamin D and Your Body

Why Does Vitamin D Matter?

Volume 1

eBook: US $44 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $102
Printed Copy: US $80
Library License: US $176
ISSN: 2589-3041 (Print)
ISSN: 1879-4475 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-511-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-083-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080508331120101

Introduction

New tests and studies continue to reveal exciting information about the power of vitamin D in maintaining good health and preventing major illnesses. ‘Why Does Vitamin D Matter?’ not only covers vitamin D basics, but also explores the science of the vitamin D receptor (VDR), the protein that binds to the active metabolite of vitamin D to fulfill biochemical functions, it explains how vitamin D analogs directly activate the VDR. Readers will find this e-book informative, not only from the scientific point of view, but also from the potential applications of the knowledge into one’s daily life.

Starting with a brief history of vitamin D and VDR research, followed by a detailed scientific report of how vitamin D and VDR work, this e-book goes on to cover epidemiological studies that investigate the outcome of vitamin D deficiency and the effects of vitamin D supplementation. Issues related to vitamin D supplementation are also addressed from different angles. This e-book continues with a comprehensive report on the numerous vitamin D analogs currently on the market or in development to treat various diseases, followed by exploring the possibility of developing this class of compounds for additional indications.

This e-book is suitable for both general readers and scientists involved in vitamin D research or students who are interested in a career in biochemical/medical/nutritional research, especially in the field of vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
J. Ruth Wu-Wong
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois
Chicago
USA




Contributor(s):
Masahide Mizobuchi
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology, Showa University School of Medicine
Tokyo
Japan


Petya Valcheva
Laboratorio de Investigación Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova
IRBLLEIDA. Rovira Roure 80
Lleida
Spain


Jose M. Valdivielso
Laboratorio de Investigación Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova
IRBLLEIDA. Rovira Roure 80
Lleida
Spain


Csaba P. Kovesdy
Division of Nephrology, Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1970 Roanoke Blvd., Salem
Virginia, 24153
USA


Alan Lau
College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
USA


Yee Ming Lee
College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
USA


Gui-Dong Zhu
Cancer Research, GPRD, Abbott Laboratories
100 Abbott Park Rd., Abbott Park
Tokyo
IL , 60064
USA


Alex Brown
Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis
MO, 63130
USA


J. Ruth Wu-Wong
Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmac
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
IL, 60612
USA




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