Osteomodulin (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All Osteomodulin reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 7 Osteomodulin Antibody, 1 Osteomodulin ELISA, 25 Osteomodulin Gene, 2 Osteomodulin Lysate, 2 Osteomodulin Protein, 2 Osteomodulin qPCR. All Osteomodulin reagents are ready to use.

Osteomodulin Background

Osteomodulin (OMD), also known as Osteoadherin (OSAD), Keratan sulfate proteoglycan osteomodulin, KSPG osteomodulin, and SLRR2C, is a secreted protein which belongs to the small leucine-rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family and Class II subfamily. SLRP family proteins are normally found in extracellular matrices, but Osteomodulin is the only member restricted to mineralized tissues. Osteomodulin is primarily expressed by osteoblasts and might have a role in regulation of mineralization. In bone OSAD has been localized in primary spongiosa within the bovine fetal rib growth plate. Moreover, in situ hybridization has shown expression of OSAD in osteoblasts close to the cartilage and bone border in the growth plate of rat femur. OSAD may play an important role during tooth development and biomineralization of dentin. Osteomodulin is a cell binding keratan sulfate proteoglycan which was recently isolated from mineralized bovine bone and subsequently cloned and sequenced. Osteomodulin may be implicated in biomineralization processes. It has a function in binding of osteoblasts via the alpha (V) beta (3)-integrin. It is likely that Osteomodulin is an osteoblast maturation marker that is induced by osteoclast activity. Osteomodulin is also an early marker for terminally differentiated matrix producing osteoblasts.

Osteomodulin References

  • Buchaille R, et al. (2000) Expression of the small leucine-rich proteoglycan osteoadherin/osteomodulin in human dental pulp and developing rat teeth. Bone. 27(2): 265-70.
  • Petersson U, et al. (2003) Identification, distribution and expression of osteoadherin during tooth formation. Eur J Oral Sci. 111(2): 128-36.
  • Rehn AP, et al. (2006) Differential regulation of osteoadherin (OSAD) by TGF-beta1 and BMP-2. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 349(3): 1057-64.