BGLAP

(redirected from bone gamma-carboxyglutamate)

BGLAP

A gene on chromosome 1q25-q31 that encodes a protein which constitutes 1–2% of bone protein, which binds strongly to apatite and calcium.
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Osteocalcin, also called bone gamma-carboxyglutamate (Gla) protein, is a small, noncollagenous protein that is specific for bone tissue and dentin, but its precise function remains unknown.