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a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions

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Similar to observations in pirarucu, the predominance of neutral mucins and the low occurrence of acidic mucins in the gastric epithelium (Reifel & Travill, 1978; Ostos Garrido et al.
A new role for mucins in immunity: insights from gastrointestinal nematode infection.
sup][19] have studied mucins and goblet cells in HSCR patients and Ednrb−/− mice (HSCR mice models).
Hypothesis/Purpose: We investigated whether verticine, ebeiedine and suchengbeisine isolated from the bulbs of Fritillaria thunbergii inhibit the gene expression and production of MUC5AC mucin from human airway epithelial cells.
8226; The kit facilitates O-glycan sample preparation from biological samples such as glycoproteins, mucins, etc.
Adenomas of the gallbladder: morphologic features, expression of gastric and intestinal mucins, and incidence of high-grade dysplasia/carcinoma in situ and invasive carcinoma.
So the present study has been undertaken to study the mucins in the parotid gland in human and correlate it with previous studies.
The conjunctiva is largely responsible for the production of mucins within the eye, which play an essential role in maintaining a healthy tear film.
In 2002, Bazan and colleagues reported that KRAS mutation in codon 12 might be involved in the regulation of mucins (13).
The method identifies the presence of mucus protein, mucins, in the cystic fluid and requires 25 times less cyst fluid compared with conventional tumour marker analyses.
The opening chapters of this collection describe antimicrobial peptides as effectors in innate skin defense, the role of mucins in the innate immune system, natural killer cell function, toll-like receptors, macrophage activation during ocular inflammation, and TNF for the control of tuberculosis infection.
Made by cells that line the respiratory tract, mucus is composed mainly of water and glycoproteins called mucins.
On the basis of amino acid sequences and structural properties, mucins are classified into three different categories which includes the gelforming/secreted mucins, the soluble mucins, and the membrane-bound mucins.
The implication of secreted airway mucins in the pathogenesis of [pulmonary fibrosis] suggests that the air space plays a role in the development of idiopathic [interstitial pneumonia]," they noted.