Osteocalcin belongs to the osteocalcin/matrix Gla-protein family and constitutes 1-2% of the total bone protein. It binds strongly to apatite and calcium. Gamma-carboxyglutamate residues are formed by vitamin K dependent carboxylation. These residues are essential for the binding of calcium.
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Protein Aliases: BGP; bone gamma carboxyglutamate protein 1; bone gamma-carboxyglutamate (gla) protein (osteocalcin); bone gamma-carboxyglutamate protein 2; bone gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla) protein (osteocalcin); Bone Gla protein; bone Gla-protein; Gamma-carboxyglutamic acid-containing protein; Osteocalcin; PMF1; RP11-54H19.5
Gene Aliases: BGLAP; Bglap1; Bglap2; BGP; Bgpr; Bgpra; mOC-A; OC; OCN; OG1