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Biological Activity for Calcitriol
Calcitriol is an active metabolite of vitamin D3 that activates the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Displays calcemic actions; stimulates intestinal and renal Ca2+ absorption and regulates bone Ca2+ turnover. Exhibits antitumor activity; inhibits in vivo and in vitro cell proliferation in a wide range of cells including breast, prostate, colon, skin and brain carcinomas and myeloid leukemia cells.
Technical Data for Calcitriol
|Storage||Desiccate at -20°C|
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Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
Solubility Data for Calcitriol
|Solubility||Soluble in DMSO and in ethanol|
References for Calcitriol
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Canalejo et al (2000) The in vitro effect of calci. on parathyroid cell proliferation and apoptosis. J.Am.Soc.Nephrol. 11 1865 PMID: 11004217
Beer and Myrthue (2004) Calcitriol in cancer treatment: from the lab to the clinic. Mol.Cancer Ther. 3 373 PMID: 15026558
Nijenhuis et al (2006) The novel vitamin D analog ZK191784 as an intestine-specific vitamin D antagonist. FASEB J. 20 1589 PMID: 16873882
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2 Citations for Calcitriol
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Sharma et al (2015) A novel cytostatic form of autophagy in sensitization of non-small cell lung cancer cells to radiation by vitamin D and the vitamin D analog, EB 1089. Atherosclerosis 10 2346 PMID: 25629933
Pal et al (2010) Osteocalcin positive mononuclear cells are associated with the severity of aortic calcification. J Neurosci 210 88 PMID: 20004897
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