Affiliation: University of Tampere
- Vitamin D fortification as public health policy: significant improvement in vitamin D status in young Finnish menI T Laaksi
Department of Cell Biology, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Eur J Clin Nutr 60:1035-8. 2006..In Finland, after the recommendation by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, vitamin D has been added to liquid milk products and margarines from February 2003...
- An association of serum vitamin D concentrations < 40 nmol/L with acute respiratory tract infection in young Finnish menIlkka Laaksi
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Am J Clin Nutr 86:714-7. 2007..The data suggest that differences in the ability of human populations to produce vitamin D may contribute to susceptibility to microbial infection...
- Vitamin D and respiratory infection in adultsIlkka Laaksi
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Medical School, University of Tampere, Medisiinarinkatu 3, 33014 Tampere, Finland
Proc Nutr Soc 71:90-7. 2012..There is also some evidence of the prevention of infections by vitamin D supplementation. Randomised controlled trials are warranted to explore this preventive effect...
- Impaired motor performance in mice lacking neurosteroid vitamin D receptorsAllan V Kalueff
Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere 33014, Finland
Brain Res Bull 64:25-9. 2004..This study confirms the important role of the vitamin D system in motor functions and suggests that animal genetic models targeting the vitamin D/VDR system may be a useful tool to study vitamin D-related motor/behavioural disorders...
- Abnormal behavioral organization of grooming in mice lacking the vitamin D receptor geneAllan V Kalueff
Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
J Neurogenet 19:1-24. 2005..Our results suggest that a neurosteroid vitamin D and VDR may play an important role in controlling sequencing of grooming in mice, and further confirm the important role of the vitamin D system and VDR in the regulation of behavior...
- 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 is an active hormone in human primary prostatic stromal cellsYan Ru Lou
Department of Anatomy, Medical School, FIN 33014, University of Tampere, Finland
FASEB J 18:332-4. 2004..Altogether our results suggest that 25OHD3 at a high but physiological concentration acts as an active hormone with respect to vitamin D3 responsive gene regulation and suppression of cell proliferation...
- Increased anxiety in mice lacking vitamin D receptor geneAllan V Kalueff
Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Tampere, FIN 33014 Tampere, Finland
Neuroreport 15:1271-4. 2004..These studies suggest that vitamin D and its receptors are an important factor in the brain, whose imbalance may significantly affect emotional behaviour...
- Antiproliferative action of vitamin DTimo Ylikomi
Graduate School of Biomedicine, Department of Cell Biology, 33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Vitam Horm 64:357-406. 2002..In the present review we discuss the mechanisms whereby vitamin D regulates cell proliferation and whether it could be used in prevention and treatment of hyperproliferative disorders like cancers...