During the past review year, researchers have discovered the molecular pathogeneses of disorders of calcium, vitamin D and bone. This review discusses the roles of the extracellular calcium sensor, the renal 25- hydroxyvitamin D-1- α-hydroxylase, the vitamin D receptor, and new factors for bone cell embryogenesis and function as a way of introduction to this exciting area of medicine. (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Inc.
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health