THE EXPRESSION OF MUCIN GLYCOPROTEINS AND TREFOIL PEPTIDES IN THE HUMAN FETUS
- mucin. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1501
A definition of the term "mucin," which refers to a glycoprotein found in mucus present in saliva, bile, skin, glandular tissues, connective tissues, tendon and cartilage, is presented.
- mucinogen. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1501
A definition of the term "mucinogen," which refers to a glycoprotein that forms a mucin, is presented.
- mucoid. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1501
A definition of the term "mucoid," which refers to either glycoprotein similar to mucin or muciform, is presented.
- Biophysical Approaches to Salivary Mucin Structure, Conformation and Dynamics. Gerken, Thomas A. // Critical Reviews in Oral Biology & Medicine;1993, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p261
Our understanding of the origins of the physical and biochemical properties of mucous glycoproteins is incomplete and not with out controversy. Recent molecular biological and biophysical studies revealing the architecture and solution structure and dynamics of a series of salivary mucins,...
- Mucins in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer. Ho, Jenny J.L. // Current Pharmaceutical Design;Dec2000, Vol. 6 Issue 18, p1881
Mucins are large glycoproteins that form a protective layer along the lumens of the organs of the gastrointestinal and reproductive tracts. Frequently in tumors of the pancreas there are changes in the structure of mucin carbohydrates and/or levels of apomucin types. Originally mucins were of...
- Corneal Protection by the Ocular Mucin Secretagogue 15(S)-HETE in a Rabbit Model of Desiccation-induced Corneal Defect. Gamache, Daniel A.; Wei, Zhong-You; Weimer, Lori K.; Miller, Steven T.; Spellman, Joan M.; Yanni, John M. // Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Aug2002, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p349
The mucin secretagogue 15(S)-HETE was found to stimulate glycoprotein secretion in human ocular tissue at submicromolar concentrations in the present studies. Therefore, the ability of topically applied 15(S)-HETE to preserve corneal integrity was investigated in a rabbit model of...
- Modeling the human intestinal Mucin (MUC2) C-terminal cystine knot dimer. Sadasivan, Vatsala; Narpala, Sandeep; Budil, David; Sacco, Albert; Carrier, Rebecca // Journal of Molecular Modeling;Nov2011, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p2953
Intestinal mucus, a viscous secretion that lines the mucosa, is believed to be a barrier to absorption of many therapeutic compounds and carriers, and is known to play an important physiological role in controlling pathogen invasion. Nevertheless, there is as yet no clear understanding of the...
- glycoprotein:. Huber, Jeffrey T.; Gillaspy, Mary L. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology;2000, p100
A definition of the term "glycoprotein" is presented. It refers to any class of compounds in which a carbohydrate groups is combined with a protein. The carbohydrate group includes the mucins, the mucoids and the chondroproteins consisting of a carbohydrate and a protein. They yield a product...
- Expression of MUC1 and MUC2 in Ampullary Cancer. Moriya, Toshiyuki; Kimura, Wataru; Hirai, Ichiro; Takasu, Naoki; Mizutani, Masaomi // International Journal of Surgical Pathology;Aug2011, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p441
Background. Mucins are high-molecular-weight glycoproteins that play important roles in carcinogenesis or tumor invasion. The authors investigated the expression of mucins in ampullary cancer. Methods. MUC1 and MUC2 expressions were examined using immunohistochemistry. Tissue samples were...