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01.High Levels of Active 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Despite Low Levels of the 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Precursor - Implications of Dysregulated Vitamin D for Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Disease (pp. 1-23)
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Vitamin D: New Research
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Editors: Veronica D. Stolzt
Book Description:
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble steroid hormone precursor that contributes to the maintenance of normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the bloodstream. Strictly speaking, it is not a vitamin since human skin can manufacture it, but it is referred to as one for historical reasons. It is often known as calciferol. The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phophorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It promotes bone mineralization in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals and hormones. Without vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, soft or misshapen. Vitamin D prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults – skeletal diseases that result in defects that weaken bones. This new book gathers international research on the leading-edge of the scientific front.

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Chapter 1 - High Levels of Active 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Despite Low Levels of the 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Precursor - Implications of Dysregulated Vitamin D for Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Disease (pp. 1-23)
Authors / Editors: J. C. Waterhouse , Trevor G. Marshall, Belinda Fenter, Meg Mangin and Greg Blaney (The Stillpoint Project, Vancouver, Canada)

Chapter 2 - C/EBPƒÒ: A Candidate for a Major Player in Vitamin D-Induced Monocytic Differentiation of Human Leukemia Cells (pp. 25-39)
Authors / Editors: Ewa Marcinkowska, Xuening Wang and George P. Studzinski (New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA)

Chapter 3 - 1Ą,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 and Modulation of Dendritic Cells(pp. 41-58)
Authors / Editors: Anders Elm Pedersen (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Chapter 4 - The Clinical Significance of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Bone Loss -Effects of Combined Treatment with 1-á Hydroxycholecalciferol Plus Various Ordinary Drugs (pp. 59-69)
Authors / Editors: Takahisa Ushiroyama (Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 5 - Parathyroid Hormone, Vitamin D, and Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Graves’ Disease (pp. 71-82)
Authors / Editors: Hiroyuki Yamashita , Yasuko Doi and Shiro Noguchi (Noguchi Thyroid Clinic and Hospital Foundation, Oita , Japan)

Chapter 6 - Vitamin D Deficiency Following Burn Injury in Children: Pathogenesis and Implications for Bone Mineralization (pp. 83-93)
Authors / Editors: Gordon L. Klein (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA)

Chapter 7 - Hypovitaminosis D Favors Increased Bone Turnover after Total Knee Replacement (pp. 95-101)
Authors / Editors: Christian E. Berger , Andreas H. Kröner, Rainer Kluger+, Andreas Lange, Thomas Leitha and Alfred Engel (Danube Hospital, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 8 - Vitamin D into the Skin: Therapeutical Applications into the Skin (pp. 103-117)
Authors / Editors: Morelli Federica, Amerio Pierluigi and Feliciani Claudio (Università Cattolica “del Sacro Cuore”, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 9 - Role of Vitamin D in Skin and Hair (pp. 119-152)
Authors / Editors: Arnaud E. Teichert and Daniel D. Bikle (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA)

Chapter 10 - Prenatal Vitamin D Deficiency and Brain Development (pp. 153-173)
Authors / Editors: Thomas H. J. Burne, John J. McGrath, Alan Mackay-Sim and Darryl W. Eyles (Wolston Park Hospital, Wacol, Australia)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-60021-000-7
   Status: AV
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