Vitamin K-dependent calcium-binding protein synthesized by OSTEOBLASTS and found primarily in BONES. Serum osteocalcin measurements provide a noninvasive specific marker of bone metabolism. The protein contains three residues of the amino acid gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla), which, in the presence of CALCIUM, promotes binding to HYDROXYAPATITE and subsequent accumulation in BONE MATRIX.
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Bone gamma-Carboxyglutamic Acid Protein — Bone gamma Carboxyglutamic Acid Protein — Vitamin K-Dependent Bone Protein — Vitamin K Dependent Bone Protein — Calcium-Binding Protein, Vitamin K-Dependent — Calcium Binding Protein, Vitamin K Dependent — Gla Protein, Bone — 4-Carboxyglutamic Protein, Bone — 4 Carboxyglutamic Protein, Bone — Bone 4-Carboxyglutamic Protein — Protein, Bone 4-Carboxyglutamic — Bone Gla Protein — Protein, Bone Gla