Vitamin D Conversion by Sarcoid Lymph Node Homogenate

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Abstract

Recent studies suggest that hypercalcemia of sarcoidosis is due to high blood concentrations of calcitriol and that this compound may be synthesized at an extra-renal site. We report that sarcoid lymph node homogenate metabolized calcifediol to a substance indistinguishable from calcitriol, whereas six nonsarcoid lymph nodes failed to produce this compound.

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