Definition of Osteocalcin

1. Noun. (biology) A protein found in bone and dentin, manufactured by osteoblasts. It plays a role in mineralization and calcium ion homeostasis. ¹



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Medical Definition of Osteocalcin

1. Polypeptide of 50 residues formed from a 76-77 amino acid precursor and found in the extracellular matrix of bone. Binds hydroxyapatite. Has limited homology of its leader sequence with that of other Vitamin K dependent proteins such as prothrombin, Factors IX and X and Protein C. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Osteocalcin

ostentous
ostents
osteo-
osteo-malacia
osteoanagenesis
osteoarthritic
osteoarthritis
osteoarthropathy
osteoarthrosis
osteoarticular
osteoblast
osteoblastic
osteoblastogenesis
osteoblastoma
osteoblasts
osteocalcin (current term)
osteocarcinoma
osteocartilaginous
osteochondral
osteochondritis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis
osteochondritis deformans juvenilis dorsi
osteochondritis dissecans
osteochondrodysplasia
osteochondrodysplasias
osteochondrodystrophia deformans
osteochondrodystrophy
osteochondrogenic cell
osteochondroma
osteochondromas

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