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Vitamin D Council Glossary
There are 6 terms for the letter 'V'.
- Vitamin D analog (Analog,vitamin D receptor agonist)
- Synthetic compound based upon variation of one of the naturally-occurring vitamin D metabolites. Vitamin D analogs have been known to adversely affect calcium homeostasis, causing hypercalcemia.
- Vitamin D Binding Protein (DBP,gc-globulin,Group Specific Component)
- Primary carrier of vitamin D3 and its metabolites to their various target organs. Plays a key role in the operation of the vitamin D endocrine system.
- Vitamin D hypersensitivity
- Rare syndrome that occurs when abnormal tissue subvert the kidney's normal regulation of endocrine calcitriol production, causing high blood calcium (hypercalcaemia).
- Vitamin D level (25(OH)D level,Calcidiol level)
- Amount of 25(OH)D (calcidiol) circulating in the blood. For proper health, serum vitamin D levels should begin at 125 nmol/L (50 ng/mL), with optimal ranges from 125–200 nmol/L (50–80 ng/mL).
- Vitamin D receptor (VDR)
- Intracellular hormone receptor that belongs to the steroid-retinoid-thyroid nuclear receptor gene super-family. Vitamin D receptors are present on intestinal, bone, liver, kidney, hematopoietic, skin, muscle, heart, pancreas, adrenal, brain, reproductive, lung, pituitary, thyroid, and cartilage tissues as well as on lymphocytes, monocytes, and macrophages.
- Vitamin D3 up-regulated protein 1 (VDUP1)
- Stress-response gene that is up-regulated by calcitriol in many cells.