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Lung development


Chen, L and Zosky, GR, Lung development, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 16, (3) pp. 339-346. ISSN 1474-9092 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1039/C6PP00278A


Epidemiological studies have demonstrated an association between maternal vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of chronic lung disease in offspring. While vitamin D, and UV induced non-vitamin D pathways, have the capacity to modulate immune function, this relationship may also be explained by an effect on lung development which is an independent predictor of lung function and the risk of lung disease later in life. To date there are not sufficient data to support a role for non-vitamin D pathways in this association, however, in vivo and in vitro data suggest there is a causal relationship between vitamin D and lung development. Despite this, equivocal results in recent high profile clinical trials have dampened enthusiasm for vitamin D as an important public health intervention for improving lung development. In this narrative review we summarise our current understanding of the link between UV exposure, vitamin D and lung development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:UV, vitamin D, lung development
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chen, L (Dr Ling Chen)
UTAS Author:Zosky, GR (Professor Graeme Zosky)
ID Code:112264
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Funding Support:National Health and Medical Research Council (1042235)
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2016-11-01
Last Modified:2018-03-07
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