Cholecalciferol is a naturally occuring form of vitamin D. Reported that upon metabolic activation, Cholecalciferol induces cell differentiation and prevents proliferation of cancer cells. Cholecalciferol is an activator of VDR.
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Soluble in ethanol (50 mg/ml), water (< 0.1 mg/ml at 20° C), DMSO (~ 3 mg/ml), DMF (~ 25 mg/ml), and ethyl acetate.