osteocalcin

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Related to Bone GLA Protein: matrix Gla protein, BGLAP

os·te·o·cal·cin

 (ŏs′tē-ō-kăl′sĭn)
n.
A calcium-binding substance produced by osteoblasts that is essential to bone mineralization and can be used as a biomarker for osteoporosis. It may also act as a hormone to increase insulin production and insulin sensitivity.
Translations

os·te·o·cal·cin

n. osteocalcina, proteína del hueso.
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Osteocalcin is known as bone Gla protein, a marker of bone formation, vitamin K and vitamin D-dependent protein produced by osteoblasts and most widely studied of the non-collagen protein in bone [8].
Osteocalcin, also known as bone Gla protein, has been shown to be a sensitive biochemical marker for bone formation (Ducy et al.
Bone Gla protein (osteocalcin) assay standardization report.
Differences in serum bone gla protein with age and sex.
Abnormal serum bone Gla protein levels in multiple myeloma: crucial role of bone formation and prognostic implications.
Human osteocalcin (h0C), [5] also designated bone Gla protein, is an abundant noncollagenous protein synthesized by osteoblasts (1).