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Introduction: Osteocalcin

Description of Osteocalcin

Osteocalcin: small acidic protein found in bone, dentin, calcified ectopic tissue, and plasma; comprises 1-2% of total bone protein, and has high Gla content.
Source: CRISP

Osteocalcin: Vitamin K-dependent calcium-binding protein synthesized by OSTEOBLASTS and found primarily in BONES. Serum osteocalcin measurements provide a noninvasive specific marker of bone metabolism. The protein contains three residues of the amino acid gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla), which, in the presence of CALCIUM, promotes binding to HYDROXYAPATITE and subsequent accumulation in BONE MATRIX.
Source: MeSH 2007

Osteocalcin: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Osteocalcin:

  • Bone Gla Protein
  • Calcium-Binding Protein, Vitamin K-Dependent
  • Gla Protein, Bone
  • Vitamin K-Dependent Bone Protein

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Osteocalcin

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Osteocalcin

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