Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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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  • noun biochemistry A sialopontin found in bone tissue

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[osteo– + Latin pōns, pont-, bridge; see pent- in Indo-European roots + –in.]

Examples

  • The protein called osteopontin (OPN) could lead to a novel approach to the treatment of a devastating lung disease.

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  • The team has identified specific genes, such as osteopontin, that are directly induced by LSF.

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  • The team has identified specific genes, such as osteopontin, that are directly induced by LSF.

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  • The team has identified specific genes, such as osteopontin, that are directly induced by LSF.

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  • The team has identified specific genes, such as osteopontin, that are directly induced by LSF.

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  • The serum osteopontin level might be useful in screening asbestos-exposed people for mesotheliomaThe level of soluble mesothelin-related protein is elevated in the serum of about 75% of patients at diagnosis and it has been suggested that it may be useful for screening.

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  • The serum osteopontin level might be useful in screening asbestos-exposed people for mesotheliomaThe level of soluble mesothelin-related protein is elevated in the serum of about 75% of patients at diagnosis and it has been suggested that it may be useful for screening.

    Balkinization

  • The serum osteopontin level might be useful in screening asbestos-exposed people for mesotheliomaThe level of soluble mesothelin-related protein is elevated in the serum of about 75% of patients at diagnosis and it has been suggested that it may be useful for screening.

    Balkinization

  • The serum osteopontin level might be useful in screening asbestos-exposed people for mesotheliomaThe level of soluble mesothelin-related protein is elevated in the serum of about 75% of patients at diagnosis and it has been suggested that it may be useful for screening.

    Balkinization

  • The serum osteopontin level might be useful in screening asbestos-exposed people for mesotheliomaThe level of soluble mesothelin-related protein is elevated in the serum of about 75% of patients at diagnosis and it has been suggested that it may be useful for screening.

    Balkinization

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