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Encyclopedia > Osteocalcin

Osteocalcin is a protein found in bone and dentin; that plays a role in mineralization and calcium ion homeostasis


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Got Cows Milk - The Miracle Food (3010 words)
Vitamin K1 activates osteocalcin, the major non-collagen protein in bone.
Osteocalcin anchors calcium molecules inside of the bone.
Therefore, without enough vitamin K1, osteocalcin levels are inadequate, and bone mineralization is impaired.
Holistic Health Encyclopedia - V (2998 words)
This explains why the chicks became deficient in vitamin K: their low-fat diet did not permit its absorption.
Recent research shows that vitamin K is also necessary for building healthy bones, as it is responsible for converting the bone protein osteocalcin from its inactive form to its active form.
Supplemental vitamin K may play a valuable role in preventing and treating osteoporosis.
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