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Calcitriol | CAS No. 32222-06-3 | VDR-like Receptor Agonists
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Description: Vitamin D receptor (VDR) agonist
Alternative Names: 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3

Chemical Name: (1α,3β,5Z,7E)-9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-1,3,25-triol

Purity: ≥99%

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Biological Activity

Calcitriol is an 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.

Technical Data

Soluble in DMSO and in ethanol
Desiccate at -20°C

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Background References

  1. Calcitriol in cancer treatment: from the lab to the clinic.
    Beer and Myrthue
    Mol.Cancer Ther., 2004;3:373
  2. The novel vitamin D analog ZK191784 as an intestine-specific vitamin D antagonist.
    Nijenhuis et al.
    FASEB J., 2006;20:1589
  3. The in vitro effect of calci. on parathyroid cell proliferation and apoptosis.
    Canalejo et al.
    J.Am.Soc.Nephrol., 2000;11:1865

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