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What does OPG stand for?

OPG stands for Osteoprotegerin

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Preliminary human data show increased RANK expression correlated with poor outcome, and circulating concentrations of osteoprotegerin, the decoy RANK receptor inhibiting RANK-axis signalling, are increased in several conditions associated with decreased risk of breast cancer (e.
In addition to the Framingham risk factors, vascular calcification in persons receiving renal replacement therapy is also associated with inflammation, disturbances in bone mineralization, hyperphosphatemia, osteoprotegerin, matrix Gla protein, and a deficiency in fetuin-A or alpha-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein and deficiency in Vitamin K (Wang, 2009).
17,19) First, cytokines bind to mesenchymal stem cells and increase the expression of receptor-activator NF-[kappa][beta] ligand (RANKL) and macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) and decrease osteoprotegerin production, which effectively increases activation of osteoclasts (cells responsible for resorption of bone tissue).