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


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

WGK Germany


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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...
T Yamamoto et al.
Experimental cell research, 244(1), 71-76 (1998-10-15)
The effect of the physiological vitamin D metabolite 24R, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [24R,25(OH)2D3] on human osteoblastic cells was assessed. Physiological concentrations (10(-9)-10(-8) M) of 24R, 25(OH)2D3 significantly increased the cyclic guanosine 5'-monophosphate (cGMP) content in the human osteoblastic cells by approximately...
Edith K Y Tang et al.
The FEBS journal, 279(19), 3749-3761 (2012-08-07)
CYP27B1 is a mitochondrial cytochrome P450 that catalyses the hydroxylation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 at the C1α-position to give the hormonally active form of vitamin D3, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. We successfully expressed human CYP27B1 in Escherichia coli and partially purified this labile enzyme...
Tove Fall et al.
European journal of heart failure, 14(9), 985-991 (2012-06-23)
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with risk of overt cardiovascular disease (CVD), but associations with subclinical disease are not well characterized. Hence, we examined associations of circulating vitamin D concentrations and left ventricular (LV) geometry and function by echocardiography...

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