Vitamin D may offer protection against low radiation damage

The most active molecular form of Vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, also known as calcitrol, is now being thought to offer protection against radiation- and otherwise-induced damages. Calcitrol is responsible for protective functions such as cell cycle regulation and proliferation, Programmed Cell Death (PCD) and antiangiogenesis. These properties would make it a primary agent to offer protection against sublethal low radiation damage and radiation-induced cancer.


Source: Environmental Expert

First Published October 2008

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