First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms.

Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

This volume focuses on vitamins and the immune system.

Key Features

*Longest running series published by Academic Press
*Contributions by leading international authorities


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.

Table of Contents

  1. Vitamin D Regulation of Immune Function
  2. Daniel D Bikle, MD, PhD

  3. Vitamin D and innate and adaptive immunity
  4. Martin Hewison, PhD

  5. Dendritic Cells Modified by Vitamin D: Future Immunotherapy for Autoimmune Diseases
  6. Ayako Wakatsuki Pedersen, Mogens Helweg Claesson and Mai-Britt Zocca

  7. Retinoic Acid, Immunity, and Inflammation
  8. Chang H. Kim

  9. Vitamin A and retinoic acid in the regulation of B cell development and antibody production
  10. A. Catharine Ross, Qiuyan Chen and Yifan Ma

  11. Retinoic Acid Production By Intestinal Dendritic Cells
  12. Makoto Iwata and Aya Yokota

  13. Immune Regulator Vitamin A And T Cell Death
  14. Nikolai Engedal

  15. Vitamin E And Immunity
  16. Didem Pekmezci

  17. Vitamin D effects on lung immunity and Respiratory diseases
  18. Sif Hansdottir MD, MS and Martha M. Monick PhD

  19. Maternal Vitamin D During Pregnancy And Its Relation To Immune-Mediated Diseases In The Offspring
  20. Erkkola M, Nwaru BI and Viljakainen HT

  21. Vitamin D Deficiency And Connective Tissue Disease
  22. Eva Zold, Zsolt Barta, Edit Bodolay

  23. Key Roles Of Vitamin A, C, And E In Aflatoxin B1 Induced Oxidative Stress
  24. Lokman Alpsoy and Mehmet Emir Yalvac

  25. Vitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor And Cathelicidin In The Treatment Of Tuberculosis
  26. P. Selvaraj

  27. Vitamin D endocrine system and the immune response in rheumatic diseases
  28. Maurizio Cutolo, M. Plebani, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Luciano Adorini, Angela Tincani

  29. L-carnitine and Intestinal Inflammation
  30. Geneviève Fortin

  31. Vitamin D And Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  32. Sandro Ardizzone, Andrea Cassinotti, Maurizio Bevilacq


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