Vitamin d3 analogues

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Topically active synthetic derivatives of vitamin D. The pharmacological effect in the skin is based on receptor-mediated (vitamin D3 nuclear receptor) transcription and translation modulation, vitamin D3 receptors located in the cell membrane and the regulation of calcium metabolism in keratinocytes and fibroblasts. S.u. Calcipotriol, Tacalcitol, Calcitriol.

Pharmacodynamics (Effect)
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  • Inhibition of the cell proliferation of keratinocytes.
  • Stimulation of the differentiation of keratinocytes into cornified cells and thickening of the epidermis.
  • Immunomodulation by inhibition of the cytokine production of keratinocytes or lymphocytes.
  • Increasing the synthesis of cathelicidin LL-37 an antimicrobial peptide.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020