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  1. osteocalcin(Noun)

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


  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.

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  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.


  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

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