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Vitamin D - Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Aging, 1st Edition

Vitamin D - Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Aging, 1st Edition
Vitamin D - Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Aging, 1st Edition
  • Author: Adrian F. Gombart
  • ISBN: 9781138199446
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Pages: 462
  • Year Published: 2016
Ex Tax: 61.32€

Vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency is a worldwide, public health problem in both developed and developing countries. Rickets among infants has reemerged. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with increased risk and mortality from cancer. At the same time, the beneficial effects of vitamin D on a host of conditions have recently been discovered. Focusing on areas not extensively covered in other comparable books, Vitamin D: Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Aging highlights the most recent research findings on the impact of this nutrient in oxidative stress, immunity, and aging.

A state-of-the-art compilation of essential information, this book explores:

  • Vitamin D and its genomic and nongenomic effects, the role of therapeutic analogs in treating disease, and the production of vitamin D by the body
  • The role vitamin D plays in modulating oxidative stress—with emphasis on cancer, stress-mediated diseases, photo-protection of the skin, and energy metabolism
  • Beneficial effects of vitamin D in regulating the immune response and its importance in protecting against autoimmune, infectious, and inflammatory diseases
  • The role vitamin D plays in the regulation of the aging process—including aspects of oxidative stress, senescence, and mortality, as well as its role in protection against cardiovascular disease and nervous system disorders

This book represents an important contribution toward understanding the mechanisms by which vitamin D promotes health, increasing awareness of the importance that vitamin D plays during development, at birth, and throughout the aging process. It is a valuable reference for researchers in academia, nutrition, medicine, and industry.

Table of Contents

Vitamin D: An Overview
Vitamin D: A Fountain of Youth in Gene Regulation; Peter W. Jurutka, G. Kerr Whitfield, Ryan Forster, Shane Batie, Jamie Lee, and Mark R. Haussler
Vitamin D Receptor: Genomic and Epigenomic Effects; Prashant K. Singh and Moray J. Campbell
Vitamin D Analogs and Their Clinical Uses; Glenville Jones
Extrarenal CYP27B1 and Vitamin D Physiology; Martin Hewison
Oxidative Stress
Vitamin D and Oxidative Stress; Huei-Ju Ting and Yi-Fen Lee
Vitamin D3 Upregulated Protein 1 (VDUP1): Roles in Redox Signaling and Stress-Mediated Diseases; Dong Oh Kim, Hyun Woo Suh, Haiyoung Jung, Young Jun Park, and Inpyo Choi
Vitamin D and Its Role in Photoprotection of the Skin; Clare Gordon-Thomson, Wannit Tongkao-on, and Rebecca S. Mason
Vitamin D and Adipose Tissue: 1α, 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (Calcitriol) Modulation of Energy Metabolism, Reactive Oxygen Species, and Inflammatory Stress; Antje Bruckbauer and Michael B. Zemel
Membrane Receptors for Vitamin D Metabolites and the Role of Reactive Oxygen Species; Ramesh C. Khanal and Ilka Nemere
Immunity and Disease
Vitamin D and Human Innate Immunity; Eun-Kyeong Jo, Dong-Min Shin, and Robert L. Modlin
Vitamin D and Autoimmune Disease; Colleen E. Hayes, Corwin D. Nelson, and Justin A. Spanier
Vitamin D: Anti-Inflammatory Actions to Prevent and Treat Diseases; Jun Sun
Vitamin D and Infection; Jim Bartley and Carlos A. Camargo, Jr.
Potential Role of Vitamin D and Fibroblast Growth Factor 23–Klotho System in Aging; Nasimul Ahsan, Syed K. Rafi, Beate Lanske, and Mohammed S. Razzaque
Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease; Jared P. Reis and Pamela L. Lutsey
Vitamin D, Aging, and Chronic Diseases; Pentti Tuohimaa
Vitamin D: Defending the Aging Nervous System; Cédric Annweiler

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