Study Will Test Using Calcitriol to Boost Frataxin

Study Will Test Using Calcitriol to Boost Frataxin

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Study Will Test Using Calcitriol to Boost Frataxin

A clinical trial will assess whether supplementation with calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, can boost frataxin production in people with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). The Biochemistry of Oxidative Stress Group (BOSG) at the Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida (IRBLleida) and the University of Lleida, in Spain, announced their proposed trial in a press release. Low levels of the frataxin protein underly the symptoms of FA. The deficiency leads to the death of nerve cells…

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