The association of vitamin D, cathelicidin, and vitamin D binding protein with acute asthma attacks in children


ARIKOĞLU T., Kuyucu S., Karaismailoglu E., Batmaz S. B. , Balci S.

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA PROCEEDINGS, vol.36, no.4, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2500/aap.2015.36.3848
  • Journal Name: ALLERGY AND ASTHMA PROCEEDINGS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: Recent evidence about the various effects of vitamin D (vit D) on innate and adaptive immunity has led to a search for the role of vit D in asthma. It is postulated that a decrease in cathelicidin, a multifunctional host defense molecule, production due to low vit D status may predispose to infectious complications in children with asthma.