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Genetic Regulation of Vitamin D Levels.
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PMID:  23114382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Vitamin D plays several roles in the body, influencing bone health as well as serum calcium and phosphate levels. Further, vitamin D may modify immune function, cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with numerous health outcomes, including bone disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, infectious disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, although it is unclear whether or not these associations are causal. Various twin and family studies have demonstrated moderate to high heritability for circulating vitamin D levels. Accordingly, many studies have investigated the genetic determinants of this hormone. Recent advances in the methodology of large-scale genetic association studies, including coordinated international collaboration, have identified associations of CG, DHCR1, CYP2R1, VDR, and CYP24A1 with serum levels of vitamin D. Here, we review the genetic determinants of vitamin D levels by focusing on new findings arising from candidate gene and genomewide association studies.
Zari Dastani; Rui Li; Brent Richards
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-1
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Title:  Calcified tissue international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0827     ISO Abbreviation:  Calcif. Tissue Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7905481     Medline TA:  Calcif Tissue Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis Institute, McGill University, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada.
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