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Which of the following components of bone is most responsible for compressive strength?
Type I collagen
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All of the following are true regarding osteocalcin EXCEPT which of the following?
It is the most prevalent non-collagenous protein in bone
It is expressed by mature osteoblasts
It is considered a marker for osteoblast differentiation
It is a glycoprotein that binds calcium
Higher levels are correlated with increases in bone mineral density during osteoporosis treatment
Ca10(P04)6(OH)2 is the chemical formula of
All of the following statements are true of osteocalcin EXCEPT:
It is the most abundant noncollagenous protein of bone
It is secreted by osteoclasts
It is involved in mediating calcium homeostasis
It has been used as a biochemical marker of bone formation
It is part of the organic matrix of bone