Answer to Question #188667 in Biochemistry for Kim

Question #188667

Vitamin D3 is derived from cholesterol. How and in which tissues does conversion occur?


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2021-05-06T08:48:26-0400

Answer :-

Vitamin D3 is derived from cholesterol


we know that the Vitamin D3 produced inside the epidermis and it must be further metabolized to be active .

As vitamin D3 is produced in the skin out of the dehydrocholestrol by radiation.

It is found in fatty animals.

the m,ain action is of UVB (290-320nm) on 7 dehydrocholestrol in the epiderms ,

and also dermis.

It results in its conversion pre vitamin D ,

now , it then thermally isomerizes to vitamin required that is vitamin D3




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