HDCN Article Review/Hyperlink

Takeyama K, Kitanaka S, Sato T, Kobori M, Yanagisawa J, Kato S

25-hydroxyvitamin D3 1-alpha hydroxylase and vitamin D synthesis

Science (Sep) 277:1827-1830 1997

Not a particularly clinically relevant paper, but every once in awhile, we include something for the basic research crowd. This paper describes the cloning in mice of the 1- alpha-hydroxylase enzyme that converts 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 to 1,25- dihydroxyvitamin D3 in the kidney. The abstract of this paper is available from the National Library of Medicine's PubMed site: click here .