Partial purification and characterization of the bone resorption factor fromActinomyces viscosus

  title={Partial purification and characterization of the bone resorption factor fromActinomyces viscosus},
  author={Ernest Hausmann and Bala C Nair and Kenneth W. Knox and Kevin W. Broady and Anthony J. Wicken and M J Brown and R. Dziak},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
SummaryThe bone resorptive factor and amphipathic antigen (AcA) previously identified by us in preparations fromActinomyces viscosus have been partially purified, characterized chemically, and compared. They elute at the same location on chromatography with Ac 22. The fatty acid composition of AcA and the bone resorptive factor is the same. Some differences in carbohydrate composition are observed. TheActinomyces factor does not affect calcium influx or cyclic AMP in isolated bone cells… 
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