Effect of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 on the serum concentrations of 1,25(OH)2D2, and 1,25(OH)2D3 in normal subjects

D Hartwell, C Hassager, C Christiansen
Acta Endocrinologica 1987, 115 (3): 378-84
Serum concentrations of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 metabolites were measured in 19 normal subjects before and during treatment with either vitamin D2 or vitamin D3, 4000 IU per day for 8 weeks. Vitamin D2 treatment increased the serum concentration of 1,25(OH)2D2, but a corresponding decrease in 1,25(OH)2D3 resulted in an unchanged serum concentration of total 1,25(OH)2D. During treatment with vitamin D3, the serum concentration of 1,25(OH)2D metabolites was unchanged. We conclude that the production of 1,25(OH)2D is tightly regulated and that 1 alpha-hydroxylase does not discriminate between D2 and D3 metabolites in normal subjects.

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