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Vitamin D Receptor Agonists and Kidney Diseases
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Authors: Theodoros Eleftheriadis (General Hospital of Serres, Serres, Greece), Vassilios Liakopoulos (University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece) 
Book Description:
Much of the progress in the understanding of the physiology of vitamin D and its role in calcium and phosphorus homeostasis has been made in recent years. Active vitamin D plays a central role in the regulation of calcium by increasing calcium and phosphorus absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, by stimulating osteoclast activity and stimulating calcium absorption in the distal tubule. Progressive kidney disease is associated with a decline in production and impairment of the action of vitamin D, which leads to an inadequate serum calcium control. This book clarifies the components in Vitamin D therapy and other health factors in regard to kidney disease.

Imprint: Nova Biomedical

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Table of Contents:
Section 1: Classical Actions of Vitamin D Receptor Agonists and Kidney Diseases, pp.1-2

Mechanisms of Vitamin D Deficiency in Chronic Kidney Disease, pp.3-4

Role of Active Vitamin D in Secondary Hyperparathyroidism, pp.5-6

25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease, pp.7-8

Vitamin D and the Calcium Sensing Receptor, pp.9-10

Forms of Vitamin D, pp.11-12

Vitamin D and Survival, pp.13-14

Section 2: Non-Classical Actions of Vitamin D Receptor Agonists and Kidney Diseases, pp.15-16

The Immunomodulatory Action of VDR Agonists and the Kidney Diseases, pp.17-20

VDR Agonists, Fibrosis and Kidney Diseases, pp.21-24

Summary, p.25-26

References pp.27-42

Index, p.43-47

      Nephrology Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 47.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-860-8
   Status: AV
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