(24R)-24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3

≥98% (vitamin + pre-vitamin, HPLC)

Secalciferol, (24R)-,24,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol
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≥98% (vitamin + pre-vitamin, HPLC)


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colorless to white

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General description

(24R)-24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 or secalciferol is produced in kidney. It is the one of the most active form of vitamin D and an essential circulating vitamin D3 metabolite.


(24R)-24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 has been used to assess its function(s) compared with that of 1α,25(OH)2D3, during osteoblastic differentiation of primary human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs).


100 μg in poly bottle
1 mg in poly bottle
Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

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(24R)-24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 plays an essential role in calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. (24R)-24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 along with 1α,25(OH)2D3 stimulates bone metabolism.
Cholecalciferol is an inactive form of vitamin D3 which undergoes various levels of hydroxylation to form active vitamin D3 analogs. 1α-Hydroxyvitamin D3 (alfacalcidol) is a synthetic analog that is metabolized to 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol, the biologically active form of vitamin D3. Other analogues of cholecalciferol result from different hydroxylations. 24R,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 is a catabolite of 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 and a putative regulator of developmental bone formation. 24R,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 is a substrate for renal 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 1 α-hydroxylase. 24R,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 is an endogenous regulator of apo A-I synthesis through a VDR-independent signaling mechanism and an inhibitor of Pi-induced apoptosis through Ca2+, PLD, and PLC signaling and through LPA-LPA1/3-G(αi)-PI(3)K-mdm2-mediated p53 degradation.


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J D Bashutski et al.
Journal of dental research, 90(8), 1007-1012 (2011-05-11)
Vitamin D regulates calcium and immune function. While vitamin D deficiency has been associated with periodontitis, little information exists regarding its effect on wound healing and periodontal surgery outcomes. This longitudinal clinical trial assessed outcomes of periodontal surgery and teriparatide...
Yanping Lin et al.
Current eye research, 37(10), 871-878 (2012-05-29)
This study was designed to measure vitamin D metabolites in the aqueous and vitreous humor and in tear fluid, and to determine if dietary vitamin D3 supplementation affects these levels. We also determined if the corneal epithelium can synthesize vitamin...
Robin A Kremsdorf et al.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 98(3), 1207-1213 (2013-02-09)
High-protein diets, which are popular for weight loss, contain large quantities of phosphorus. Phosphorus excess and consequent changes in phosphorus regulatory hormones are implicated in vascular calcification and cardiovascular disease. We tested the hypothesis that a moderate increase in dietary...
24R, 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 and 1alpha, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 are both indispensable for calcium and phosphorus homeostasis
Norman AW, et al.
Life Sciences, 27(3), 229-237 (1980)
Hulya Taskapan
International urology and nephrology, 44(4), 1135-1144 (2012-04-03)
Deficiency of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)(2)D] and excessive fibroblast growth factor (FGF23) are suggested to be associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Generally, 24-hydroxylation has been considered the first step in the degradation pathway of 1,25(OH)(2)D...

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