International Journal of Endocrinology

Vitamin D Binding Protein and Vitamin D Levels


Publishing date
13 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
24 Jan 2014

Lead Editor

1Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08093, USA

2Merck, Rahway, NJ 07065, USA

3Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

4Institute of Metabolism and Endocrinology, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410083, China


Vitamin D Binding Protein and Vitamin D Levels

Description

Vitamin D deficiency is common in the general world population. Since circulating 25(OH) D levels vary among different ethnic populations, it is difficult to define vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) is the major transport protein for vitamin D metabolites in plasma, and 88–93% of 25(OH) D in the circulation is bound to DBP. Recent studies have found that serum DBP levels are decreased in type 1 diabetes, chronic liver, and renal diseases. It is unclear whether a change in levels of DBP would have any effect on concentrations of vitamin D metabolites, as DBP circulates at a higher level than its ligands. It is also unclear the etiology behind changes in DBP levels and its relationship to PTH and 25(OH) D levels.

We invite original research articles as well as review articles that seek to define the relationship of DBP and vitamin D levels in different disease conditions in human and animal models. We are interested in articles that explore free and bioavailable vitamin D levels, its relation to levels of vitamin D metabolites, and its association with risks of various diseases including cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • DBP levels in various disease conditions
  • DBP levels in different ethnic populations
  • Genetic variations of DBP and vitamin D metabolites
  • Factors affecting free and bioavailable vitamin D levels
  • The role of DBP during growth and pregnancy
  • Associations of DBP and vitamin D levels with cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other diseases

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 638263
  • - Editorial

Vitamin D Binding Protein and Vitamin D Levels

Zhongjian Xie | Arthur C. Santora | ... | Xiangbing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 691679
  • - Research Article

Influence of Vitamin D Binding Protein on Accuracy of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Measurement Using the ADVIA Centaur Vitamin D Total Assay

James Freeman | Kimberly Wilson | ... | Paul Sibley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 561214
  • - Review Article

Vitamin D Binding Protein and Bone Health

Ishir Bhan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 783575
  • - Research Article

Vitamin D-Binding Protein Levels in Plasma and Gingival Crevicular Fluid of Patients with Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis

Xin Zhang | Huanxin Meng | ... | Zhibin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 981581
  • - Review Article

Vitamin D Binding Protein Impact on 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels under Different Physiologic and Pathologic Conditions

Pegah Yousefzadeh | Sue A. Shapses | Xiangbing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 543783
  • - Research Article

Vitamin D Binding Protein Affects the Correlation of 25(OH)D and Frailty in the Older Men

Yi Wang | Yan-Jiao Wang | ... | You-Shuo Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 631819
  • - Research Article

Association of High Vitamin D Status with Low Circulating Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Independent of Thyroid Hormone Levels in Middle-Aged and Elderly Males

Qingqing Zhang | Zhixiao Wang | ... | Tao Yang
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