BSP and Osteopontin Antibodies: A Case of SIBLING Rivalry

Bone and dentin are closely related tissues, formed when a type I collagen-rich extracellular matrix (ECM) is secreted from the osteoblasts or odontoblasts and subsequently mineralized. This process is tightly regulated by type I collagen plus a number of non-collagenous proteins, including members of the SIBLING (Small Integrin-Binding LIgand, N-linked Glycoprotein) family.