Gla-containing proteins of bone.

  • P. A. Price
  • Published 1989 in Connective tissue research

Abstract

Bone has high levels of two proteins which contain the vitamin K-dependent Ca2+ binding amino acid, gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla). Bone Gla protein (BGP, osteocalcin) is a 49 residue water soluble protein and matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a 79 residue water insoluble protein. BGP is synthesized only by calcified tissues while MGP is synthesized by… (More)

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