Are vitamin D receptor agonists like angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors without side effects

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Vitamin D receptor agonists (VDRAs) inhibit the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and reduce podocyte loss and fibrosis over and above RAS blockade. Several studies in humans show that VDRAs are antiproteinuric and have the potential to delay the progression of renal disease. Whether VDRAs will accomplish this goal among proteinuric patients with chronic kidney disease needs to be tested in randomized controlled trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)943-945
Number of pages3
JournalKidney international
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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