Rapid actions of vitamin D compounds

J Cell Biochem. 1992 May;49(1):32-6. doi: 10.1002/jcb.240490107.


The rapid actions of vitamin D compounds are surveyed in a variety of target tissues, including intestine, muscle, bone, hepatocytes, fibroblasts, HL-60 cells, kidney, mammary gland, and parathyroid. Evidence for non-nuclear receptors vs. membranophilic effects is discussed, followed by a consideration of signal transduction mechanisms including steroid hormone activated Ca2+ channels, phospholipid metabolism, protein kinases, and the role of G-proteins.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Organ Specificity
  • Vitamin D / physiology*


  • Vitamin D