mineralization

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mineralization

[‚min·rə·lə′zā·shən]
(geology)
The process of fossilization whereby inorganic materials replace the organic constituents of an organism.
The introduction of minerals into a rock, resulting in a mineral deposit.
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9:1 in diets supplemented with a high amount of phytase increased P retention and bone mineralization in weanling pigs, is in contradiction to the NRC recommendation.
We also launched a non-radioactive assay for 25-0H Vitamin D, which has been shown to be important for bone mineralization and also to have protective effects against diseases such as diabetes or cancer.
Vitamin D is important for bone mineralization, but it also has many other functional effects.
2) Vitamin D deficiency in adults is called osteomalacia; characterized by decreased bone mineralization or softening of the bones, which may lead to deformities of the limbs, spine, thorax and pelvis and loss of lamina dura in the oral cavity.
1996) indicated that OCN can bind to Ca2+ to regulate calcium ion homeostasis and bone mineralization.
Euthyroid status is essential for maintenance of optimal bone mineralization and strength.
Adequate reproductive hormones, especially estrogen, are needed for bone mineralization during adolescence and for continued bone maintenance thereafter.
However, few studies have looked at whether electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones could affect bone mineralization.
One of these proteins is osteocalcin, also known as bone Gla-protein (BGP), which is involved in bone mineralization.
Tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase and plasma cell membrane glycoprotein-1 are central antagonistic regulators of bone mineralization.
It is a vital co-factor in bone mineralization through the absorption of calcium and phosphorus.
The discovery has also led to the establishment of a whole new class of phosphate regulating hormones, the phosphatonins, which may also play varying and complex roles in bone mineralization.

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