Definitions

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  • n. A protein that binds to hydroxyapatite to facilitate the mineralisation of collagen in bones.

Etymologies

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From osteo- (“bone”) +‎ nectin.

Examples

  • The protein family's namesake, SPARC, also known as osteonectin or BM-40, is expressed primarily during embryogenesis and in adult bone tissue

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  • I can find no reference other than Abel himself that uses ... osteonectin: All I need do is create the impression that I am a genius, and get people to believe it? well …

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