MUC16

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MUC16

A gene on chromosome 19p13.2 which encodes a protein that provides a protective lubricating barrier against particles and infectious agents at mucosal surfaces. It is more commonly known as CA125, and is a highly characteristic marker of ovarian carcinomas.
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We have previously demonstrated that the expression of mucin-4 (MUC4), mucin-16 (MUC16), and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is not expressed by the normal pancreatic ducts but is aberrantly expressed in the malignant ducts.