Vitamin D hormone

Vitamin D hormone

Vitamin D is a vitamin that also acts as a hormone. Vitamin D hormone acts with parathyroid hormone to regulate calcium levels in the blood and to supply appropriate amounts of calcium to all cells.
Mentioned in: Hypercalcemia
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It is now well accepted that the vitamin D hormone is a pleotropic hormone that regulates a wide spectrum of biological processes beyond calcium and skeletal homeostasis.
Our subsequent studies demonstrated that the vitamin D hormone downregulates renin gene expression by targeting the cAMP-PKA-CREB (cAMP-protein kinase A-cAMP-responsive element binding protein) signaling pathway that promotes renin transcription (4).
Patients with kidney failure do not produce enough vitamin D hormones and lose the ability to control critical metabolic processes.