Vitamin D3 and its Other Mechanisms for Controlling Infections

Red
Submitted by Red on Sat, 2009-02-21 17:15

 

In addition to its importance for inducing antimicrobial peptides, studies suggest that Vitamin D may help control infections through other mechanisms.  

The following study suggests that Vitamin D may be important for controlling intracellular infections by down-regulating tryptophan-aspartate-containing coat protein (TACO) gene expression: