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Title: Vitamin D in autoimmune & neurodegenerative disorders
Authors: Mallia, Theresa
Hunter, Therese
Keywords: Vitamin D deficiency
Autoimmune diseases
Nervous system -- Degeneration
Vitamin D -- Physiological effect
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Mallia, T., & Hunter, T. (2018). Vitamin D in autoimmune & neurodegenerative disorders. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 17(3), 6-8.
Abstract: Vitamin D, a secosteroid exhibiting a pleiotropic action, plays important functions in the nervous system and immune system. By suppressing dendritic cell survival, it impairs the activation of allo-reactive T-lymphocytes. It induces apoptosis of B-lymphocytes, reducing the production of autoantibodies. Its neuroprotective roles are linked with its influence on neurotrophin production, calcium ion homeostasis and in controlling oxidative damage. It is therefore not surprising that hypovitaminosis D is linked to both autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders.
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