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mucin

 [mu´sin]
a mucopolysaccharide or glycoprotein that is the chief constituent of mucus.

mu·cin

(myū'sin),
The hydrated form of mucinogen, a secretion containing carbohydrate-rich glycoproteins such as those from the goblet cells of the intestine, the submaxillary glands, and other mucous glandular cells; it is also present in the ground substance of connective tissue, especially mucous connective tissue, is soluble in alkaline water, and is precipitated by acetic acid; mucins lubricate and protect body cavity linings.

mucin

/mu·cin/ (mu´sin)
1. any of a group of protein-containing glycoconjugates with high sialic acid or sulfated polysaccharide content that compose the chief constituent of mucus.
2. any of a wide variety of glycoconjugates, including mucoproteins, glycoproteins, glycosaminoglycans, and glycolipids.

mucin

(myo͞o′sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.

mu′cin·ous adj.

mucin

[myo̅o̅′sin]
Etymology: L, mucus, slime
a mucopolysaccharide, the chief ingredient in mucus. Mucin is present in most glands that secrete mucus and is the lubricant protecting body surfaces from friction or erosion.

mu·cin

(myū'sin)
A secretion containing carbohydrate-rich glycoproteins such as that from the goblet cells of the intestine, the submaxillary glands, and other mucous glandular cells; it is also present in the ground substance of connective tissue.

mucin

A glycoprotein that is the main constituent of MUCUS. The term is also used as a generic name for the substance used as a drug formulated with xylitol as artificial saliva under the brand name is Saliva Orthana.

mucin

a MUCOPROTEIN that forms MUCUS when in solution.

Mucin

A protein in saliva that combines with sugars in the mouth to form plaque.
Mentioned in: Tooth Decay

mucin

Glycoprotein, rich in carbohydrates, produced by the goblet cells and the subsurface vesicles of the conjunctiva which forms the basis of the mucous layer of the precorneal film. Mucin and the secreted glycocalyx (which consists of glycoproteins) are adsorbed by the epithelium of the cornea to convert it from a hydrophobic into a wettable hydrophilic surface. A deficiency in the production of mucin leads to an abnormally short precorneal film break-up time and to desiccation of the ocular surface. In addition, the mucous layer prevents microbial invasion of the cornea. In some contact lens wearers (especially of silicone hydrogel lenses) collapsed mucin, as well as lipids and tear proteins, accumulate behind the lens and form small, discrete spheres (called mucin balls or mucin plugs). These mucin balls cause neither discomfort nor loss of vision. See precorneal film; keratoconjunctivitis sicca; break-up time test; xerophthalmia.

mu·cin

(myū'sin)
The hydrated form of mucinogen that lubricates and protects body cavity linings.

mucin

(mū´sin),
n a mucopolysaccharide, the chief ingredient of mucus. It is present in most glands that secrete mucus and is the lubricant that protects body surfaces from friction or erosion.

mucin

a mucopolysaccharide or glycoprotein which is the chief constituent of mucus.

mucin clot test
the adding of acetic acid to normal synovial fluid, which causes clot formation. The compactness of the clot and the clarity of the supernatant fluid are the criteria on which the result is based.
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B and C) Rectum showing simple folds, a high density of goblet cells secreting neutral and acid mucins, dense connective tissue in the submucosa, and a thick muscular layer (periodic acid-Schiff/haematoxylin and Alcian blue at pH 2.
Glycosylation of mucins present in gastric juice: the effect of helicobacter pylori eradication treatment.
The abnormal composition of mucins will lead to the dysfunction of mucus barrier.
Results: (1) Verticine, ebeiedine or suchengbeisine inhibited the expression of MUC5AC mucin gene induced by EGF, PMA or TNF-[alpha]; (2) The production of MUC5AC mucin protein induced by EGF, PMA or TNF-[alpha] were also inhibited by treatment of verticine, ebeiedine or suchengbeisine.
7) Foveolar-type adenomas have a well-formed apical mucin cap, label immunohistochemically by MUC5AC, and are negative for MUC6.
When the sections of parotid gland are stained with PAS stain, it was found that the acinar cells are deeply stained in SN region with magenta showing the presence of PAS positive substances like carbohydrate and neutral mucins.
Other mucins, in smaller quantities, are also secreted by the epithelia.
Low-grade/well-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma with PMP showed appendiceal rupture with mucin extravasation into the abdomen.
Beta-casomorphin-7 regulates the secretion and expression of gastrointestinal mucins through a mu-opioid pathway.
Small intestinal mucins are secreted in proportion to the settling volume in water of dietary indigestible components in rats.
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.