vitamin D

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vitamin D

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦dē]
(biochemistry)
Either of two fat-soluble, sterol-like compounds, calciferol or ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3); occurs in fish liver oils and is essential for normal calcium and phosphorus deposition in bones and teeth. Also known as antirachitic vitamin.
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As a spin-out of Hoffmann-La Roche, BioXell has received clinical drug candidates, over 100 vitamin D analogues, an extensive patent portfolio covering these compounds as well as a new class of immune receptors and will have access to Roche's small molecule screening library, thus leveraging a unique set of assets in immunology and the field of vitamin D analogs.