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Descriptor in English: Mucins
Descriptor in Spanish: Mucinas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Mucinas
Descriptor in French: Mucines
Entry term(s): Mucin
Tree number(s): D12.776.395.560.631
Scope note: High molecular weight mucoproteins that protect the surface of EPITHELIAL CELLS by providing a barrier to particulate matter and microorganisms. Membrane-anchored mucins may have additional roles concerned with protein interactions at the cell surface.
Annotation: coordinate with MEMBRANE GLYCOPROTEINS if membrane-bound
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Online Note: use MUCINS to search MUCIN 1966-78
History Note: 79; was MUCIN 1963-78
DeCS UI: 9270
Descriptor UI: D009077
Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Mucins - Preferred
Concept UI M0014159
Scope note High molecular weight mucoproteins that protect the surface of EPITHELIAL CELLS by providing a barrier to particulate matter and microorganisms. Membrane-anchored mucins may have additional roles concerned with protein interactions at the cell surface.
Preferred term Mucins
Entry term(s) Mucin



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