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A protein found in osteoblasts and dentin; contains γ-carboxyglutamyl residues; has a role in mineralization and calcium ion homeostasis.
Synonym(s): bone Gla protein
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A calcium-binding substance produced by osteoblasts that is essential to bone mineralization and can be used as a biomarker for osteoporosis. It may also act as a hormone to increase insulin production and insulin sensitivity.
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BGLAPA 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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Protein found in osteoblasts and dentin.
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