Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) have a variety of destructive effects and have been found to be upregulated during Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. Vitamin D3, importantly has been shown to play an important role in regulating MMP production.
The following studies show some of the effects that Vitamin D has been found to have over MMP production:
Some links to past board discussions of MMPs in Cpn and Cpn-related diseasesi worth reading are:
- Multiple Sclerosis Damage Found In 'Normal' Brain Tissue
- Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of microglial cells in vitro: a model of microbial infection for neurological disease
- Chlamydia pneumoniae and Rosacea: A potential link?
- Cpn & Cancer?
- Another good reason to take Alpha-Lipoic acid