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Title: Vitamin D endocrine system and the genetic susceptibility to diabetes, obesity and vascular disease. A review of evidence
Authors: Reis, A. F.
Hauache, O. M.
Velho, G.
Fleury Inst
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: vitamin D
vitamin D receptor (VDR)
vitamin D binding protein (DBP)
type 1 diabetes
type 2 diabetes
insulin secretion
insulin sensitivity
cardiovascular disease
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2005
Publisher: Masson Editeur
Citation: Diabetes & Metabolism. Moulineaux Cedex 9: Masson Editeur, v. 31, n. 4, p. 318-325, 2005.
Abstract: The Vitamin D endocrine system regulates multiple aspects of calcium metabolism and cellular differentiation and replication in the immune system, endocrine pancreas, liver, skeletal muscles and adipocytes. It plays an important role in glucose homeostasis, notably, in the mechanism of insulin release. Actions of vitamin D are mediated by the binding of 1,25-(OH)2D3 to a specific cytosolic/nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR), a member of the steroid/thyroid hormone receptor superfamily. Several frequent polymorphisms are found in the VDR gene and were reported to be associated with a variety of physiological and pathological phenotypes in many populations. in this paper, we will review the evidences suggesting associations of allelic variations in the VDR gene and phenotypes related to body weight, glucose homeostasis, diabetes and its vascular complications.
ISSN: 1262-3636
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