Chemical Name: (1α,3β,5Z,7E)-9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-1,3-diol
Biological ActivityAlfacalcidol is a metabolite and prodrug of vitamin D3 (Cat. No. 4156). Improves mechanical bone strength and bone mass; suppresses osteoclastic bone resorption in vivo.
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Alfacalcidol inhibits bone resorption and stmulates formation in an ovariectomized rat model of osteoporosis: Distinct actions from estrogen.
Shiraishi et al.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research., 2000;15:770
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