Drug Delivery Systems for Vitamin D Supplementation and Therapy
AbstractVitamin D (VD) is a fat-soluble prohormone well known for its role in regulating calcium and phosphate metabolism. It has been clinically used for many years to prevent rickets in children, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis in adults. VD insufficiency is a common medical condition, and many supplements are available in the market in order to increase serum 25-hydroxy VD levels to recommended amounts. Over the course of the last decades, it has become increasingly clear that calcitriol, an active form of VD, regulates multiple cellular processes with effects on normal and malignant cell growth and differentiation, and on the immune and cardiovascular function. Increasing evidence supports the role of the VD system in cancer prevention and therapy. Due to many pleiotropic and beneficial effects in extra-skeletal disorders, VD has gained potential and become an interesting active for encapsulation into drug delivery systems. The purpose of this review is to present the diversity of drug delivery systems that have been reported for VD or VD derivatives in an orderly manner across the following categories: Oral administration, application on the skin, cancer prevention/therapy, and other diseases or routes of administration. View Full-Text
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Glowka, E.; Stasiak, J.; Lulek, J. Drug Delivery Systems for Vitamin D Supplementation and Therapy. Pharmaceutics 2019, 11, 347.
Glowka E, Stasiak J, Lulek J. Drug Delivery Systems for Vitamin D Supplementation and Therapy. Pharmaceutics. 2019; 11(7):347.Chicago/Turabian Style
Glowka, Eliza; Stasiak, Joanna; Lulek, Janina. 2019. "Drug Delivery Systems for Vitamin D Supplementation and Therapy." Pharmaceutics 11, no. 7: 347.
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