Catalog Number: 2551
Alternate Names: 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3
Chemical Name: (1α,3β,5Z,7E)-9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-1,3,25-triol
Biological Activity
Active metabolite of vitamin D3 that activates the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Displays calcemic actions; stimulates intestinal and renal Ca2+ absorption and regulates bone Ca2+ turnover. Exhibits antitumor activity; inhibits in vivo and in vitro cell proliferation in a wide range of cells including breast, prostate, colon, skin and brain carcinomas and myeloid leukemia cells.
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    Soluble in DMSO and in ethanol
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    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. The in vitro effect of calcitriol on parathyroid cell proliferation and apoptosis.
    Canalejo et al.
    J.Am.Soc.Nephrol., 2000;11:1865
  2. Calcitriol in cancer treatment: from the lab to the clinic.
    Beer and Myrthue
    Mol.Cancer Ther., 2004;3:373
  3. The novel vitamin D analog ZK191784 as an intestine-specific vitamin D antagonist.
    Nijenhuis et al.
    FASEB J., 2006;20:1589

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Calcitriol include:

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  1. A novel cytostatic form of autophagy in sensitization of non-small cell lung cancer cells to radiation by vitamin D and the vitamin D analog, EB 1089.
    Authors: Sharma Et al.
  2. Osteocalcin positive mononuclear cells are associated with the severity of aortic calcification.
    Authors: Pal Et al.
    J Neurosci
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