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Bone muscle interactions and vitamin D


Beyond the established roles of vitamin D in bone and mineral homeostasis, we are becoming increasingly aware of its diverse effects in skeletal muscle. Subjects with severe vitamin D deficiency or mutations of the vitamin D receptor develop generalized atrophy of muscle and bone, suggesting coordinated effects of vitamin D in musculoskeletal physiology. At a mechanistic level, vitamin D exerts wide-ranging effects in muscle and bone calcium handling, differentiation and development. Vitamin D also modulates muscle and bone-derived hormones, facilitating cross-talk between these tissues. In this review, we discuss emerging evidence that vitamin D regulates bone and muscle in a direct, integrated fashion, positioning the vitamin D pathway as a potential therapeutic target for musculoskeletal diseases. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled

Type Journal
ISBN 1873-2763 (Electronic) 1873-2763 (Linking)
Authors Gunton, J. E.; Girgis, C. M.; Baldock, P. A.; Lips, P.;
Garvan Authors Prof Jenny Gunton , Dr Paul Baldock
Publisher Name BONE
Published Date 2015-01-01 00:00:00
Published Volume 80
Published Pages 89-94
Status Published In-print
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