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posted on 30.09.2021, 05:11 by Martin Kongsbak-Wismann, Fatima A. H. Al-Jaberi, Jonas Damgård Schmidt, Mustafa Ghanizada, Cecilie Bo Hansen, Daniel Villalba Lopez, Anders Woetmann, Niels Ødum, Charlotte Menné Bonefeld, Anette Stryhn, Peter Garred, Søren Buus, Carsten Geisler

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has severely impacted daily life all over the world. Any measures to slow down the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to decrease disease severity are highly requested. Recent studies have reported inverse correlations between plasma levels of vitamin D and susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 severity. Therefore, it has been proposed to supplement the general population with vitamin D to reduce the impact of COVID-19. However, by studying the course of COVID-19 and the immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in a family with a mutated, non-functional vitamin D receptor, we here demonstrate that vitamin D signaling was dispensable for mounting an efficient adaptive immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in this family. Although these observations might not directly be transferred to the general population, they question a central role of vitamin D in the generation of adaptive immunity against SARS-CoV-2.

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