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Calciferol has a strong inhibitory effect against bladder tumor promotion by sodium saccharin and induces cell differentiation in leukemia cells. Calciferol has also been shown to be an inhibitor of DNA polymerase. Calciferol with calcium is used to treat or prevent bone loss (osteoporosis). Calciferol is also used with other medications to treat low levels of calcium or phosphate caused by certain disorders (such as hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, familial hypophosphatemia). It is often used in kidney disease to keep calcium levels normal and allow normal bone growth.
Contains no Ergosterol.
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Maryka H. Bhattacharyya.; H.F. DeLuca. Subcellular location of rat liver calciferol-25-hydroxylase. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 1974, 160 (1),58-62 .
Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H330-H372
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.