[Osteocalcin or bone GLA-protein].


Osteocalcin or GLA bone protein, the most abundant of non-collagen proteins in bone, is produced only by osteoblasts. Synthesis is enhanced by the active form of vitamin D. Most of the osteocalcin produced combines with hydroxyapatite crystals, but a small proportion is circulated in the bloodstream and eliminated by the kidneys. Because bone resorption and… (More)


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