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Calcitriol is a form of Vitamin D3 with three alcohol groups. It increases gastrointestinal calcium absorption, stimulates osteoclastic calcium resorption from bone, facilitates the effect parathyroid hormone (PTH) has on bone resorption, and increases renal tubular absorption of calcium. Production of calcitriol by the cells of the proximal tubule of the nephron in the kidney is stimulated by hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia as well as parathyroid hormone.
Experts recommend vitamin D supplementation for menopausal women

Experts recommend vitamin D supplementation for menopausal women

Chart trends for bone and mineral metabolism in CKD

Chart trends for bone and mineral metabolism in CKD

XTRAC laser therapy can offer relief to patients with severe psoriasis

XTRAC laser therapy can offer relief to patients with severe psoriasis

New study: Enzyme that metabolizes vitamin D can predict lung cancer survival

New study: Enzyme that metabolizes vitamin D can predict lung cancer survival

BioTrends releases annual syndicated publication of CKD-ND patient charts

BioTrends releases annual syndicated publication of CKD-ND patient charts

New anti-cancer drug targeting vitamin D receptor reduces PSA level in HRPC

New anti-cancer drug targeting vitamin D receptor reduces PSA level in HRPC

Validus chooses Ranbaxy to market an authorized generic version of Rocaltrol in the US

Validus chooses Ranbaxy to market an authorized generic version of Rocaltrol in the US

Vitamin D may halt lung function decline in asthma and COPD

Vitamin D may halt lung function decline in asthma and COPD

Study helps clarify role of vitamin D in cancer therapy

Study helps clarify role of vitamin D in cancer therapy

Calcitriol - active form of vitamin D - may protect us from radiation

Calcitriol - active form of vitamin D - may protect us from radiation

Vitamin D, "the heart tranquilizer"

Vitamin D, "the heart tranquilizer"

Vitamin D linked to reduced mortality rate in chronic kidney disease

Vitamin D linked to reduced mortality rate in chronic kidney disease

Discovery of protein that helps predict prostate cancer survival

Discovery of protein that helps predict prostate cancer survival

Is there convincing biological or behavioral evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to brain dysfunction?

Is there convincing biological or behavioral evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to brain dysfunction?

C-reactive protein identified as marker for prostate cancer survival

C-reactive protein identified as marker for prostate cancer survival

Vitamin D: sunshine, diet and supplements - cancer prevention and therapy

Vitamin D: sunshine, diet and supplements - cancer prevention and therapy

Advanced prostate cancer can be treated successfully with intermittent chemotherapy

Advanced prostate cancer can be treated successfully with intermittent chemotherapy

Vitamin D sufficiency may be more important than high calcium intake for maintaining calcium metabolism

Vitamin D sufficiency may be more important than high calcium intake for maintaining calcium metabolism

DN-101 may protect against major side effects of chemotherapy

DN-101 may protect against major side effects of chemotherapy

Calcitriol - promising chemopreventive agent that may prevent prostate cancer

Calcitriol - promising chemopreventive agent that may prevent prostate cancer