osteocalcin


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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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"Gla-proteins not related with blood clotting are osteocalcin (synthesized in bone) and matrix Gla protein (primarily synthesized in cartilage and in the vessel wall."
Our bones need a form of this vitamin called K2 to make osteocalcin. This protein hormone helps build bones.
With calcium and vitamin D, you have to take vitamin [K.sub.2], because vitamin [K.sub.2] activates osteocalcin, a protein that rebuilds the matrix of the bone.
However, no association was observed between the blood cadmium concentrations (range 0.36-1.45 [micro]g/L) in 246 Chinese children, 3-8 y of age and residing in an area with electronic waste-recycling industries, and their urinary DPD, nor with serum calcium, osteocalcin, or bone alkaline phosphatase levels (Yang et al.
According to the Radio Pakistan report, a study published in the journal Cell Reports showed that the naturally occurring hormone called osteocalcin worked with a protein to keep the memory.
In the new study, osteocalcin has been linked to RbAp48, showing that the key driver of the memory improvements lay in the interplay between these molecules.
Plasma osteocalcin and P1NP were elevated in the football group by 23 percent and 52 percent respectively, with greater changes than in the control group.
As we disclosed last quarter, the first 17 patients in relacorilant's Phase 2 trial as a treatment for Cushing's syndrome exhibited statistically significant improvements in glucose tolerance and serum osteocalcin (a marker of bone growth suppressed by excess cortisol activity).
Supply of 2 packs of osteocalcin kits and 2 packs of wash and stop solution for elisa, detailed in appendix 1 - technical documentation specifications.
The most frequently used bone formation biomarkers which can be detected in serum or plasma include: Bone specific akaline phosphatase (BSAP), Osteocalcin and the Carboxy-and amino-terminal propeptides of type 1 collagen (P1CP, P1NP)12.
Osteocalcin (OCN) is known to be abone tissue-specific protein [5, 6].
Few human studies have reported associations between poor glycemic control and low rates of bone turnover indicated by low serum levels of osteocalcin (OC) [8-13].