Could 25-oh Vitamin D deficiency be a reason for hpv infection persistence in cervical premalignant lesions?
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CitationOzgu, E., Yilmaz, N., Baser, E., Gungor, T., Erkaya, S., & Yakut, H. I. (2016). Could 25-oh vitamin D deficiency be a reason for HPV infection persistence in cervical premalignant lesions. J. Exp. Ther. Oncol, 11, 177-180.
Vitamin D is an essential precursor to the steroid hormone calcitriol which mainly regulates calcium homeostasis. Moreover anti-proliferative, proapoptotic, anti-angiogenic effects of Vitamin D support the ideas of preventive role in various cancer. This study aimed to determine if there is a relationship between HPVDNA infection and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and Vitamin D deficiency. As a result of the study the difference of 25-OH Vitamin D3 levels between HPVDNA positive group and the control group were statistically significant (p=0,009). According to results of our study, with the proven anti-inflammatory functions of Vitamin D, the deficiency of these molecule and its metabolites can be a possible reason for HPVDNA persistence and related cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. © 2016 Old City Publishing, Inc. © 2016 Old City Publishing, Inc.