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Elizabeth Ramos Lopez, Karoline Regulla, Michael A Pani, Maren Krause, Klaus-H Usadel, Klaus Badenhoop
CYP27B1 (25-hydroxyvitamin D(3)-1alpha-hydroxylase) catalyzes the metabolization of 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) to 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) the most active natural Vitamin D metabolite. 1,25(OH)(2)D(3) plays a role in the regulation of autoimmunity and cell proliferation and prevents the development of autoimmune diabetes mellitus in animal models besides other autoimmune disorders. One hundred and eighty-seven families with one offspring affected with type1diabetes mellitus were genotyped for the polymorphisms in the promoter region (-1260 C/A) and intron 6 (2338 T/C) of the CYP27B1 gene on chromosome 12 q13...
May 2004: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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