Vitamin K is a cofactor of [gamma]-carboxylase, which converts three glutamic acid (Glu) residues to [gamma]-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla) and, thus, is essential for y-carboxylation of the bone GLA protein OC (Ferland, 1998; Stafford, 2005).
What does BGA stand for?
BGA stands for Bone GLA Protein (Osteocalcin: markers of bone formation)
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Abnormal serum bone Gla protein levels in multiple myeloma: crucial role of bone formation and prognostic implications.
Two-site assays of bone Gla protein (osteocalcin) demonstrate immunochemical heterogeneity of the intact molecule.
Serum bone GLA protein compared to bone histomorphometry in endocrine diseases.
Bone gla protein (0c) assay standardization report.
Osteocalcin or bone Gla protein (BGP) is a vitamin K-dependent, low-molecular-mass (5800 Da), 49 amino acid peptide synthesized by osteoblasts [1, 2].
Abnormal serum bone gla protein levels in multiple myeloma: crucial role of bone formation and prognostic implications.