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Tips The vitamin D binding protein (DBP or VDP) was initially discovered as a major liver-derived polymorphic protein and called group-specific component or Gc. The gene and protein is found in nearly all vertebrates and probably preceded the other members of this family of proteins (albumin, α-fetoprotein and afamin). DBP is a serum glycoprotein responsible for the transport of all vitamin D metabolites.  Because DBP is the primary transporter of vitamin D, it has a role in maintaining the total levels of vitamin D for the organism and in regulating the amounts of free (unbound) vitamin D available for specific tissues and cell types to utilize. Vitamin 1,25-D3 inhibits proliferation of T helper 1(Th1) cells […]