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: BGLAP; BGP; bone gamma-carboxyglutamate (gla) protein (osteocalcin); Bone Gla protein; Gamma-carboxyglutamic acid-containing protein; Osteocalcin
Gene Aliases: BGLAP; BGP; OC; OCN
UniProt ID: (Human) P02818
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 632