Recombinant Proteins from LifeMap BioReagents
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Osteoblasts are responsible for deposition of the mineral components of the bone matrix. Osteoblasts attach to the surface of the bone matrix, proliferate, and secrete type I collagen and bone-specific non-collagenous proteins such as osteocalcin. These proteins are crucial for mineralization of the bone matrix.
Mineralized bone matrix can be stained with alizarin red.