Definitions for osteocalcin

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word osteocalcin

Wiktionary

  1. osteocalcin(Noun)

    A protein found in bone and dentin, manufactured by osteoblasts. It plays a role in mineralization and calcium ion homeostasis.

Freebase

  1. Osteocalcin

    Osteocalcin, also known as bone gamma-carboxyglutamic acid-containing protein, is a noncollagenous protein found in bone and dentin. In humans, the osteocalcin is encoded by the BGLAP gene.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. 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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of osteocalcin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of osteocalcin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Images & Illustrations of osteocalcin

Translation

Find a translation for the osteocalcin definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these osteocalcin definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"osteocalcin." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 1 May 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/osteocalcin>.

Are we missing a good definition for osteocalcin? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for osteocalcin:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.