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Alkaline phosphatase An enzyme produced by osteoblasts that is believed to play a role in the mineralization of bone.

 

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Osteoblasts are bone-forming cells. Although this is a useful definition for the purpose of discussion, osteoblasts do not actually form complete bone. Rather, they synthesize the organic (ie, nonmineral) component of bone, the primary element of which is osteoid (a protein matrix of type I collagen).

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