chapter  16
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Osteonectin in Cell Function and Behaviour

Osteonectin is a secreted glycoprotein associated with the extracellular matrix. It is also known by other epithets, such as SPARC (

s

ecreted

p

rotein

a

cidic,

r

ich in

c

ysteine) and BM (basement membrane)-40. The protein is encoded by a single gene (Mason

et al.