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Vitamin D in asthma and future perspectives

Overview of attention for article published in Drug Design, Development and Therapy, September 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Vitamin D in asthma and future perspectives
Published in
Drug Design, Development and Therapy, September 2013
DOI 10.2147/dddt.s50599
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Authors

Paul Zarogoulidis, Konstantinos Porpodis, Kalliopi Domvri, Efi Milonaki, Stella Primikiri, Alina Gouleka, Antonis Papaiwannou, Ioannis Kioumis, Dionysios Spyratos, Haidong Huang, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis

Abstract

Humans have the ability to synthesize vitamin D during the action of ultraviolet (UV) radiation upon the skin. Apart from the regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism, another critical role for vitamin D in immunity and respiratory health has been revealed, since vitamin D receptors have also been found in other body cells. The term "vitamin D insufficiency" has been used to describe low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D that may be associated with a wide range of pulmonary diseases, including viral and bacterial respiratory infection, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer. This review focuses on the controversial relationship between vitamin D and asthma. Also, it has been found that different gene polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor have variable associations with asthma. Other studies investigated the vitamin D receptor signaling pathway in vitro or in experimental animal models and showed either a beneficial or a negative effect of vitamin D in asthma. Furthermore, a range of epidemiological studies has also suggested that vitamin D insufficiency is associated with low lung function. In the future, clinical trials in different asthmatic groups, such as infants, children of school age, and ethnic minorities are needed to establish the role of vitamin D supplementation to prevent and/or treat asthma.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 109 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 28 25%
Student > Master 19 17%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 8 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 23 21%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 4%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 19 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 May 2014.
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#2,126,836
of 10,479,368 outputs
Outputs from Drug Design, Development and Therapy
#119
of 1,161 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,619
of 147,744 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Drug Design, Development and Therapy
#6
of 30 outputs
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