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(24R)-24,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3

≥98% (vitamin + pre-vitamin, HPLC)

Secalciferol, (24R)-,24,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol
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biological source



≥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.

Biochem/physiol Actions

(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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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - STOT RE 1 Oral

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6.1B - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Thomas Edouard et al.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 97(4), 1243-1249 (2012-02-10)
Several studies suggest that 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [24,25(OH)₂D] may have an effect on bone mass and metabolism. We evaluated the relationship between serum 24,25(OH)₂D levels and bone density and bone metabolism in children with a primary bone disorder-osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The...
Kent R Wehmeier et al.
Life sciences, 88(1-2), 110-116 (2010-11-11)
Ligands for the vitamin D receptor (VDR) regulate apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) gene expression in a tissue-specific manner. The vitamin D metabolite 24, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (24, 25-(OH)(2)D(3)) has been shown to possess unique biological effects. To determine if 24, 25-(OH)(2)D(3) modulates...
Thomas U Ahearn et al.
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 21(6), 969-979 (2012-04-28)
Malfunctioning of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC)/β-catenin signaling pathway is both an early and common event in sporadic colorectal cancer. To assess the potential of APC/β-catenin signaling pathway markers as treatable, preneoplastic biomarkers of risk for colorectal neoplasms, we conducted...
Helen L Henry
Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism, 25(4), 531-541 (2011-08-30)
Fundamental to understanding the way in which perturbations in the vitamin D endocrine system can affect human health is an appreciation of the steps involved in the production of the well-recognized active hormonal form, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3). Thus this paper focuses...
24, 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 and bone metabolism
van Leeuwen JPTM, et al.
Steroids, 66(3-5), 375-380 (2001)

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