This website is dedicated to the millions of thyroid patients who are being ignored and left to suffer unnecessarily, and to healthcare practitioners, who want to better serve those patients.

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Autophagy 3:4, 381-383; July/August 2007]; 2007 Landes Bioscience Addendum AMP-Activated Protein Kinase A Universal Regulator of Autophagy?
Maria Hyer-Hansen Marja Ja?a?ttela?*

The active form of vitamin D or its synthetic analogue EB1089 induce caspase- independent cell death in breast cancer cells.1

This death pathway is mediated by a slow release of Ca2+ from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cytosol, and autophagy.2


  1. Mathiasen IS, Lademann U, Ja?a?ttela? M. Apoptosis induced by vitamin D compounds in breast cancer cells is inhibited by Bcl-2 but does not involve known caspases or p53. Cancer Res 1999; 59:4848-56.


You must be logged in to post a comment.

Previous comments