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Trends Biotechnol. 2004 Jul;22(7):340-5.

Therapeutic potential of vitamin D-binding protein.

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  • 1Research and Development, CSL Limited, Bioplasma Division, 189-209 Camp Road, Broadmeadows, Victoria 3047, Australia.


Vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) is a multi-functional plasma protein with many important functions. These include transport of vitamin D metabolites, control of bone development, binding of fatty acids, sequestration of actin and a range of less-defined roles in modulating immune and inflammatory responses. Exploitation of the unique properties of DBP could enable the development of important therapeutic agents for the treatment of a variety of diseases.

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