Vitamin D and Immune Cells Stimulate Bone Marrow Disease










Kobe, Japan — The bone marrow disease myelofibrosis is stimulated by excessive signalling from vitamin D and immune cells known as macrophages, reveals a Japanese research team. These findings could help to develop alternative treatments that do not target problem genes. The team was led by Research Fellow Kanako Wakahashi and Junior Associate Professor Yoshio Katayama (Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine) and the findings were published on February 4 in the online edition of Blood.

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