Vitamin D

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David Feldman, J. Wesley Pike, Francis H. Glorieux
Academic Press, Jan 25, 2005 - Medical - 1952 pages
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Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, has mainly been known for its effects on bone and osteoporosis. The current therapeutic practices expand into such markets as cancer research, pediatrics, nephrology, dermatology, immunology, and genetics. This second edition includes over 100 chapters covering everything from chemistry and metabolism to mechanisms of action, diagnosis and management, new analogs, and emerging therapies. This complete reference works is a must have resource for anyone working in endocrinology, osteology, bone biology, or cancer research.

*Most comprehensive, up-to-date two-volume set on Vitamin D
*New chapters on squamous cell cancer, brain cancer, thyroid cancer and many more
*Further sections on emerging uses for treatments of auto-immune diseases and diabetes
*Over 600 illustrations and figures available on CD
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Front Cover
911
Vitamin D
iii
Copyright Page
iv
Contents
ix
List of Contributors
xiii
Preface to the 2nd Edition
xxi
Preface to the 1st Edition
xxiii
Abbreviations
xxv
Section VI DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
911
Section VII DISORDERS OF THE VITAMIN D ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
1017
Section VIII NEW VITAMIN D ANALOGS
1401
Section IX VITAMIN D AND CANCER
1569
Section X EMERGING USES
1751
Index
1845
Copyright

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David Feldman, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine (Active) at Stanford University School of Medicine where he has been on the faculty since 1974. He has been a full professor since 1984 and was chief of the Endocrinology Division for 10 years. His laboratory studies the role of steroid hormone receptors, particularly the vitamin D receptor, and its mechanism of action. His current major research focus is hormone-dependent cancer including breast cancer and prostate cancer and the pathways by which vitamin D inhibits cancer growth. Professor Feldman is actively involved in both basic science approaches to the anti-cancer actions of vitamin D as well as to clinical trials studying the use of vitamin D in breast and prostate cancer. Professor Feldman was recently honored with an award for a Career of Outstanding Contributions to Vitamin D Research. He has authored over 290 medical research articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. In addition to being a co-editor of all four editions of OSTEOPOROSIS, he is the editor-in-chief of Vitamin D, just published in its third edition.

Dr. Pike’s laboratory is focused on the molecular mechanisms whereby vitamin D, the sex steroids, and other systemic hormones regulate the production as well as cellular activity of bone-forming osteoblasts and bone-resorbing osteoclasts. A long-term area of interest has been in the actions of vitamin D. His laboratory has shown that these actions are mediated by a specific receptor that is localized to the nucleus of target cells and which functions as a transcription factor following activation by its hormonal vitamin D ligand. This research led to the molecular cloning of this factor and elucidation of its regulation and mechanism of action.

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