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Vitamin D: Photobiological and ecological aspects

Björn, Lars Olof LU (2008) In Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed. p.531-552
Abstract
Vitamin D was discovered due to its ability to cure rickets, but recently many other important functions for it in the human body have been discoverred, and it counteracts several other diseases, as diabetes and some forms of cancer. The nuclear vitamin D receptor has been found throughout the vertebrate phylum down to jawless fishes, but not in invertebrates. Its role in those organisms that are repsonsible for the main input to the aquatic food-web and to human nutrition, i.e. phytoplankton and zooplankton, is not understood.This chapter summa-rizes the discovery of vitamin D, and the chemistry and photochemistry of its precursors, transformations and metabolites. The physiological roles of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D are briefly described,... (More)
Vitamin D was discovered due to its ability to cure rickets, but recently many other important functions for it in the human body have been discoverred, and it counteracts several other diseases, as diabetes and some forms of cancer. The nuclear vitamin D receptor has been found throughout the vertebrate phylum down to jawless fishes, but not in invertebrates. Its role in those organisms that are repsonsible for the main input to the aquatic food-web and to human nutrition, i.e. phytoplankton and zooplankton, is not understood.This chapter summa-rizes the discovery of vitamin D, and the chemistry and photochemistry of its precursors, transformations and metabolites. The physiological roles of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D are briefly described, as well as evolutionary aspects of the the signaling in animals based on this compound. The chapter is concluded with an overview of what is known about the occurrence and role of vitamin D in the plant kingdom, biogeographical aspects of vitamin D, and the relatively recent discovery of non-photochemical production of vitamin D. (Less)
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vitamin D Provitamin D Previtamin D Lumisterol Tachysterol Absorption spectrum Action spectrum Rickets 25-hydroxyvitamin D 1, 25-dihydroxy-vitamin D VDR vitamin D receptor Plants Algae Plankton Biogeography Skin reflectance Acclimation Adaptation Lichen Cladina arbuscula Reindeer lichen Reindeer Calcium absorption Photochemical Non-photochemical
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Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.
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Björn, Lars Olof
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531 - 552
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Springer
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978-0-387-72654-0
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10.1007/978-0-387-72655-7_20
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Photobiology
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  abstract     = {Vitamin D was discovered due to its ability to cure rickets, but recently many other important functions for it in the human body have been discoverred, and it counteracts several other diseases, as diabetes and some forms of cancer. The nuclear vitamin D receptor has been found throughout the vertebrate phylum down to jawless fishes, but not in invertebrates. Its role in those organisms that are repsonsible for the main input to the aquatic food-web and to human nutrition, i.e. phytoplankton and zooplankton, is not understood.This chapter summa-rizes the discovery of vitamin D, and the chemistry and photochemistry of its precursors, transformations and metabolites. The physiological roles of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D are briefly described, as well as evolutionary aspects of the the signaling in animals based on this compound. The chapter is concluded with an overview of what is known about the occurrence and role of vitamin D in the plant kingdom, biogeographical aspects of vitamin D, and the relatively recent discovery of non-photochemical production of vitamin D.},
  author       = {Björn, Lars Olof},
  editor       = {Björn, Lars Olof},
  isbn         = {978-0-387-72654-0},
  keyword      = {vitamin D
Provitamin D
Previtamin D
Lumisterol
Tachysterol
Absorption spectrum
Action spectrum
Rickets
25-hydroxyvitamin D
1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D
VDR
vitamin D receptor
Plants
Algae
Plankton
Biogeography
Skin reflectance
Acclimation
Adaptation
Lichen
Cladina arbuscula
Reindeer lichen
Reindeer
Calcium absorption
Photochemical
Non-photochemical},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {531--552},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0xd135ef8)},
  series       = {Photobiology — The science of life and light, 2nd. ed.},
  title        = {Vitamin D: Photobiological and ecological aspects},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72655-7_20},
  year         = {2008},
}