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What is osteoblastin?

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by Gauss44, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Gauss44

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    What is osteoblastin?

    (I tried googling it, but all that came up was, "osteoblast in." <---I don't want that. I want "osteoblastin." One word.)
     
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  3. kraskadva

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    I just googled it with quotes (i.e. "osteoblastin") and came up with one maybe research article, a bunch of stuff about the AAMC #9, and a whole lot of gibberish. Which suggests to me that it's either a made up hormone/enzyme for the MCAT, or something that's not necessary to know b/c it's not studied very much.
    So perhaps just read as "enzyme/hormone X" instead of "osteoblastin" if you're looking at it on a practice test.
     
  4. gene_pool

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    Haha I just saw this on AAMC #9 today, too...

    I don't think you needed to know what it was, the passage and the table had what you needed.

    Just make sure you know about:

    -osteoblasts (increases bone formation)
    -osteoclasts (increases bone break down)
    -calcitonin (decreases blood calcium)
    -and PTH (increases blood calcium)
     

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