[ ŏs′tē-ō-pŏn′tn ]
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A phosphorylated glycoprotein that 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 regulation and progression of many diseases, as by enhancing the invasive and proteolytic capabilities of tumor cells.
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