Associations between circulating bone-derived hormones lipocalin 2, osteocalcin, and glucose metabolism in acromegaly.

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Summary of "Associations between circulating bone-derived hormones lipocalin 2, osteocalcin, and glucose metabolism in acromegaly."

The aim was to examine changes in the bone-derived hormone lipocalin 2 (LCN2) levels in patients with active acromegaly and to investigate the potential roles of LCN2 and osteocalcin in glucose metabolism.


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Name: Journal of endocrinological investigation
ISSN: 1720-8386


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Vitamin K-dependent calcium-binding protein synthesized by OSTEOBLASTS and found primarily in BONES. Serum osteocalcin measurements provide a noninvasive specific marker of bone metabolism. The protein contains three residues of the amino acid gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla), which, in the presence of CALCIUM, promotes binding to HYDROXYAPATITE and subsequent accumulation in BONE MATRIX.

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