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The Pharmacological compound 1?,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3], the biologically active metabolite of Vitamin D3, and its analogues, was evaluated for its effect on the DC differentiation/activation pathway induced by type I IFN. The suppressive effect of 1,25(OH)2D3 was associated with a potent impairment of DC migration in response to inflammatory and lymph node homing chemokines, thus unraveling a novel mechanism involved in 1,25(OH)2D3-mediated immunomodulation.

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