Vitamin D3 and the Importance of Zinc

Red
Submitted by Red on Sat, 2009-10-10 13:14

 

While interactions between Vitamin D and Zinc are not well studied, Vitamin D Receptors (VDRs) are known to have zinc fingers in their DNA binding domains:

 
 
 
And studies seem to suggest that zinc is important for proper Vitamin D Receptor function:
 
 
 
Studies also seem to suggest that zinc is very important in the immune response against infections:
 

Here's a news article on a recent study suggesting that zinc induces higher T cell activation, important for fighting viral and bacterial infections: