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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Association of molecular variants, haplotypes, and linkage disequilibrium within the human vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) gene with postmenopausal bone mineral density.
A polymorphism within the vitamin D-binding protein gene is associated with Graves' disease but not with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Comparative study of the affinity of the serum vitamin D-binding protein.
3] in its natural state bound to vitamin D-binding protein is very stable at room temperature, even for unprocessed whole blood.
Proteins identified Accession (a) Downregulated proteins 1 PRAME family member 7 PRAM7_HUMAN 2 [alpha]-1B-glycoprotein precursor A1BG_HUMAN 3 Keratin, type II cytoskeletal 1 K2C1_HUMAN 4 Neurofilament triplet L protein NFL_HUMAN 5 Vitamin D-binding protein VTDB_HUMAN precursor 6 Protease C1 inhibitor IC1_HUMAN precursor 7 Keratin, type I cytoskeletal 10 K1C10_HUMAN 8 Complement factor B CFAB_HUMAN precursor 9 Complement C1r C1R_HUMAN subcomponent precursor 10 Transthyretin precursor TTHY_HUMAN 11 Zinc finger protein 792 ZN792_HUMAN 12 Kininogen-1 precursor KNG1_HUMAN Upregulated proteins 1 Complement factor H CFAH_HUMAN precursor 2 Apolipoprotein C-III precursor APOC3_HUMAN 3 [[alpha].
The vitamin D-binding protein, [alpha]-fetoprotein, albumin multigene family: detection of transcripts in multiple tissues.
Immunonephelometry has been reported (1) to be a suitable method for quantification of vitamin D-binding protein (also known as Gc globulin or Gc).
Chapter 4 includes the gene sequences of albumin and other members of the albumin superfamily, including [alpha]-fetoprotein, [albumin]-albumin, and vitamin D-binding protein.
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