Sylvia Christakos, PhD
Dr. Sylvia Christakos' lab studies the vitamin D endocrine system. Part of the work involves the effect of the active form of vitamin D, 1,25D3, on the immune system and the mechanisms involved in protection by 1,25D3 of the induction of EAE (the mouse model of multiple sclerosis).
Raghuwanshi A, Joshi SS, Christakos S. (2008) Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis. J Cell Biochem. 2008 Oct 1;105(2):338-43. Review. PMID: 18655192
Christakos S, Dhawan P, Benn B, Porta A, Hediger M, Oh GT, Jeung EB, Zhong Y, Ajibade D, Dhawan K, Joshi S. (2007) Vitamin D: molecular mechanism of action. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Nov;1116:340-8. Review. PMID: 18083936