MUC7

MUC7

A gene on chromosome 4q13.3 which encodes a small salivary mucin, thought to facilitate clearance of bacteria in the mouth and help mastication, speech and swallowing.
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Higher levels of salivary MUC5B and MUC7 in individuals with gastric diseases who harbor Helicobacter pylori .
The MUC7 gene variant produces the protein that makes spit slimy and holds tight to microbes, preventing them from entering your body through your mouth.
5-HTT intron 2 and MUC7 variable number of tandem repeats polymorphisms in a Venezuelan population with asthma or COPD.
Relation extraction task was formally put forward in MUC7 by Message Understanding Conference (MUC) supported by Defense Advanced Research Projects committee (DARPA) in 1998.
Mucins MUC5B and MUC7 in minor salivary gland secretion of children and adults.
4) Recently, immunohistochemistry specific to various mucins (MUC1, MUC2, MUC3, MUC4, MUC5AC, MUC5B, MUC6, MUC7, and MUC8) has been used to evaluate the mucin phenotypes of gastric cancer.
The effectiveness of this system is also dictated by inherently produced oligosaccharides, which are attached to MUC7 mucin and other proteins called agglutinins.
Work in our laboratory has also shown that crude saliva and purified salivary MUC5B and MUC7 inhibit the HIV-1 virus (40) and the pox virus (41) in an in vitro assay.
Scientists specifically focused on the protein in saliva called mucin-7, which is linked to the MUC7 gene.
For example, salivary mucins, such as MUC5B and MUC7, contribute to the formation of acquired pellicle, (16,17) and statherin, a salivary acidic phosphoprotein, and proline-rich proteins promote bacterial adhesion to tooth surfaces.
5 and encode secretory gel-forming mucins, while MUC1, MUC3, MUC4, and MUC7 are scattered on different chromosomes and encode membrane-bound or secreted mucins.