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mucus

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Localization

- digestive mucus
- bronchial mucus
- rhinopharyngeal mucus
- cervical mucus

Mucins

Mucins (MUCs) represent a heterogeneous group of high-glycosylated and high-molecular-weight glycoproteins encoded by several mucin genes clustered on chromosome 11p15.5, basically consisting of a common proteic backbone (apomucin) linked to oligosaccharides.

They are the major structural component of mucus and are widely expressed by most human epithelial tissues.

See also

- saliva