Definition of Osteopontin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A sialopontin found in bone tissue ¹



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Medical Definition of Osteopontin

1. Bone specific sialoprotein (57 kD: probably two similar peptides) that links cells and the hydroxyapatite of mineralised matrix, has RGD sequence. Found only in calcified bone, probably produced by osteoblasts. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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osteophony
osteophyma
osteophyte
osteophytes
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osteoplastic amputation
osteoplastic craniotomy
osteoplastic necrotomy
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osteopoikilosis
osteoponin
osteopontin (current term)
osteopontins
osteoporoses
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osteoporotic marrow defect
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osteoprotegerin
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osteopterygious
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osteoradionecrosis

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