A phosphorylated glycoprotein that is produced by bone, is abundant in bone mineral matrix, and accelerates bone regeneration and remodeling. It is also produced in other tissues and plays a role in the progression of many diseases, including certain cancers.
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Other Word Forms of Osteopontin
Origin of Osteopontin
osteo– Latin pōns, pont- bridge pent- in Indo-European roots –in
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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