Immunological properties of vitamin D analogues and metabolites

Biochem Pharmacol. 1992 May 8;43(9):1885-92. doi: 10.1016/0006-2952(92)90630-2.


This commentary has attempted to describe some of the new aspects of our knowledge of the immunological properties of 1 alpha,25(OH)2D3, the physiologically active metabolite of vitamin D3, and its new analogues. These analogues will, in the future, serve as tools to increase our understanding of the role of vitamin D in immunobiology, not only in basal research but also, hopefully, in the therapy of immune-mediated diseases.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Calcitriol / immunology
  • Humans
  • Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Monocytes / immunology
  • Vitamin D / analogs & derivatives*
  • Vitamin D / immunology


  • Vitamin D
  • Calcitriol