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mucoprotein

 [mu″ko-pro´tēn]
a compound present in all connective and supporting tissues, containing, as prosthetic groups (non–amino acid components), mucopolysaccharides; soluble in water and relatively resistant to denaturation.
Tamm-Horsfall mucoprotein a substance produced by cells of the ascending limb of the loop of Henle; it is a normal constituent of urine and is the major protein constituent of urinary casts.

mu·co·pro·tein

(myū-kō-prō'tēn),
General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex, usually implying that the protein component is the major part of the complex, in contradistinction to mucopolysaccharide; mucoproteins include the α1- and α2-globulins of serum (and others). Sometimes called glycoproteins, although this term usually refers to those mucoproteins containing less than 4% carbohydrate.

mucoprotein

(myo͞o′kō-prō′tēn′, -prō′tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a group of organic compounds, such as the mucins, that consist of a complex of proteins and glycosaminoglycans and are found in body tissues and fluids.

mu·co·pro·tein

(myū'kō-prō'tēn)
General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex, usually implying that the protein component is the major part of the complex. Mucoproteins include the α1- and α2-globulins of serum.

mucoprotein

a complex of protein and polysaccharide.
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(4) N-acetylcysteine acts to reduce mucus viscosity by splitting disulfide bonds linking proteins present in the mucoproteins. After proper administration of NAC, the volume of liquefied secretions may increase.
Further studies reveal that banana increases the mucosal defence by promoting mucus secretion increasing mucoprotein content of mucosa, decreasing the shedding of cells and leakage of protein in gastric secretion in response to ulcerogenous agents, and promotes healing, as shown by the increase in thymidin uptake by gastric mucosal cells and by causing a concentration dependent increase in the eicosanoid stimulation in the incubates of human gastric and colonic mucosa [94, 95].
The mucoprotein histochemistry of human mucous acinar cell containing salivary glands: Submandibular and sublingual glands.
Complexes of the condensed tannins of sainfoin (Onobraychis vicifalia scop.) with fractional leaf protein and with submaxillary mucoprotein and their reversal by polyethylene glycol and pH.
This agglutination results from adsorption of virus particle to the mucoprotein receptors on the surface of RBCs (Buxton and Fraiser, 1977).
Another drawback in soybean use is the astringency that is generally due to the polyphenolic substances present in soymilk that interact with mucoprotein in the mouth and throat [13].
We cannot exclude Tamm Horsfall protein as a contributor as we did not measure it, but we think that this mucoprotein is not the principal explanation for the phenomenon seen in SDS gels.
Although low-molecular-weight proteins may react, the reaction is much more sensitive to albumin than to globulin, hemoglobin, immunoglobulin light chains (Bence Jones protein), or mucoprotein. The capacity for both albumin and low-molecular-weight proteins to react precludes the strip from distinguishing between glomerular and tubular proteinuria.
Endogenous secretions origination: Endogenous secretions originate from digestive secretions sources like bile, saliva, gastric, intestinal, and pancreatic secretions, epithelial intestinal cells and mucoprotein (De Lange et al.
During the formation of bile stones, and related to the biliary core factor mucoprotein, [sup][24] both mucoprotein secretion and expression of bile and bile duct tissues, showed a pathological and increasing trend in cholelith disease patients.
Following an incidental finding in an index case, we have noticed a strong immunohistochemical positivity of podoplanin (D2-40 as antibody), a transmembrane mucoprotein commonly expressed in lymphatic endothelial cells, in a prominent linear structure surrounding the cystic spaces of all PCI cases that we have collected.