A protein found in bone and dentin, manufactured by osteoblasts. It plays a role in mineralization and calcium ion homeostasis.
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
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.
The numerical value of osteocalcin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of osteocalcin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Images & Illustrations of osteocalcin
Translations for osteocalcin
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for osteocalcin »
Find a translation for the osteocalcin definition in other languages:
Select another language: