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Vitamin D in Dermatology 9780824777043

Vitamin D in Dermatology

ISBN-10: 0824777042
ISBN-13: 9780824777043
PUBLISHER: Taylor & Francis Group
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Product Description: Expands the classic view of vitamin D action to include important effects on cellular proliferation, differentiation, and the immune system and covers the application of vitamin D therapy to a range of skin diseases.
This reference comprehensively covers the most recent findings on the biochemistry of vitamin D and its biologically active form, vitamin D3 (VD), in the skin-detailing the extensive therapeutic benefits of VD and synthetic VD analogs, particularly in the treatment of psoriasis.
The only up-to-date monograph on dermatological vitamin D behavior from both molecular and clinical perspectives.
Written by over 35 world-renowned researchers and clinicians, Vitamin D in Dermatology
  • highlights calcipotriol/calcipotriene, calcitriol, and tacalcitol and other antipsoriatic treatments
  • illuminates the photochemistry and immunohistochemistry of vitamin D in the epidermis
  • examines VD analogs that inhibit angiogenesis of skin cancers
  • showcases vitamin D regulation of hair growth in vitro and against chemotherapy-induced alopecia
  • evaluates the effectiveness of calcipotriol in combination with corticosteroids such as halobetasol
  • explores VD or its analogs as a therapy for progressive systemic sclerosis and localized scleroderma
  • assesses the calcemic action of vitamin D, relating cutaneous production of VD to its function in regulating bone mineral homeostasis
  • and more
    Featuring over 40 color photographs, Vitamin D in Dermatology is a vitally important resource for clinical and research dermatologists, cosmetic scientists and technologists, pharmaceutical scientists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, pediatricians, and medical school students in these disciplines.
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    PAGES: 408
    CATEGORY: Health & Fitness, Medical

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