Vitamin D Transport: Gc Globulins

  • Samuel Natelson
  • Ethan A. Natelson


After absorption, vitamin D is converted to 25-hydroxy-vitamin D in the liver (see Volume 1, pp. 149–154). From there it is transported in the plasma to the kidney and other organs for further metabolism (Figure 13.1).


Sialic Acid Primary Hyperparathyroidism Chronic Renal Disease Group Specific Component Serum Concentration Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Natelson
    • 1
  • Ethan A. Natelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Practice, College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas Medical School and St. Joseph HospitalHoustonUSA

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