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Clin Calcium. 2010 Sep;20(9):1334-40. doi: CliCa100913341340.

[Vitamin K and fracture].

[Article in Japanese]

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Department of Hygienic Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University.

Abstract

Vitamin K is well known for its role in the synthesis of a number of blood coagulation factors. Vitamin K is also an important factor for bone metabolism via gamma-carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent proteins such as osteocalcin, matrix Gla protein, and protein S. Recent studies suggest that there is potential vitamin K insufficiency in bone, even in sufficient vitamin K status for blood coagulation. In the present review, the studies concerning relationship between vitamin K status and fracture are reviewed.

PMID:
20808041
DOI:
CliCa100913341340
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